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JUN 16, 2023: By overcounting how much carbon their forests suck up, and undercounting how much carbon their industries release, countries undercount their total carbon emissions.

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  • Paris Agreement: a 2015 treaty negotiated by 196 parties that aims to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Carbon emissions: the release of carbon compounds into the atmosphere, mostly in the form of CO2.
  • Carbon sink: anything like a forest¬†that absorbs more carbon from the atmosphere than it releases.
  • Flaring: the process of burning off excess gas from an oil or gas well or refinery.
  • Climate TRACE: a nonprofit that uses satellite data to project emissions.

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