Carbon Sequestration on Land

What is carbon sequestration on land?

Carbon sequestration on land requires a substantial area of land which can sustain plants to sequester carbon from the atmosphere. All plants grow by drawing carbon dioxide from the air and, through photosynthesis, plants lock carbon into their biomass and release oxygen to the atmosphere. The carbon remains locked inside the material of the plant, which then either decomposes over centuries to form peat, and eventually coal, or continues to grow.

This process takes both time and space to realise.