Summary of soil Carbon Sequestration in Canada over the next 20 years based on adoption rate experience

Carbon Sequestering Practices Land Area Available

(Million Hectares)

Rate of carbon gain

(tonnes C/ha/yr)

Average co2 gain per year

million tonnes co2/yr

Total gain over 20 years million tonnes co2
On crop land 12.2 0.2 8.9 178
Marginal crop land to grass 0.5 0.8 1.5 30
Reduce summerfallow 2.4 0.2 1.7 35
Grass land - extensive use 1.5 0.2 1.1 22
Grass land - intensive use 0.4 0.2 0.3 6
Canadian total 17.0 13.5 271

Source:  Bruce 1998 (in AH's office)