For an overview of the international potential of traditional fire management, see Can savanna burning projects deliver measurable greenhouse emissions reductions and sustainable livelihood opportunities in fire-prone settings? by Jeremy Russell-Smith, Catherine Monagle, Margaret Jacobsohn, Robin L. Beatty, Bibiana Bilbao, Adriana Millán, Hebe Vessuri, Isabelle Sánchez-Rose, 2013.
For analysis of emissions by sources and removals by sinks in the agriculture, forestry and other land use sector (AFOLU), including figures for emissions of CH4 and N20 from savanna burning, see the FAO Statistics Division working paper “Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Emissions by Sources and Removals by Sinks 1990-2011 Analysis“.
Up to date data on global fire emissions, including from savanna and woodland, and covering a range of GHGs, is available from the Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED).
GFED 3 Figures are discussed in the article “Global fire emissions and the contribution of deforestation, savanna, forest, agricultural, and peat fires (1997–2009)” by van der Werf et al. 2010. Publication of the more recent GFED 4 figures is expected later in 2015.
For burnt area estimates based on GFED 4 figures, see the 2013 article by Giglio et al “Analysis of daily, monthly, and annual burned area using the fourth-generataion global fire emissions database (GFED4)“.
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