Original Article

What Is Carbon in Legal Terms?


Department of Justice Programme, İstanbul Şişli Vocational School, İstanbul, Turkey

FORESTIST 2024; 74: 218-223
DOI: 10.5152/forestist.2024.23062
Read: 113 Downloads: 85 Published: 21 March 2024

Abstract: With the mounting evidence of the impact of climate change, measures to prevent it have gained momentum over recent years. A key part of this process has been the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol. With the enforcement of this protocol, the carbon market has risen to the top of the agenda. If we consider that forests are the most important factor in terms of the reduction of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere, it is of utmost importance to clarify the legal relationship between carbon and forests. With this purpose in mind, this study primarily focuses on defining carbon and the sources of carbon emissions. It then investigates the scope of ownership rights in legal terms under Turkish law. Lastly, it assesses this issue in the context of forests to make a conclusion that carbon is the legal product of forest lands.

Cite this article as: Türker, Y. Ö. (2024). What is carbon in legal terms? Forestist, 74(2), 218-223.

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