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Sink

Any process, action or mechanism that absorbs greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. A carbon stock to which more carbon accumulates than is released into the atmosphere or transferred to another stock can also be called a sink.

The annual accumulation of the carbon stock is called removal (removal of carbon from the atmosphere) for which sink is also used as a synonym, even if it is a question of the annual accumulation of the sink stock.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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Any process, activity or mechanism which removes a greenhouse gas, an aerosol or a precursor of a greenhouse gas from the atmosphere.



Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 1900 - 31 October 2023

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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