Definition: Afforestation

Category: System of Environmental-Economic Accounting

Increase in the stock of forest and other wooded land either due to the establishment of new forest on land that was previously not classified as forest land, or as a result of silvicultural measures such as planting and seeding.
United Nations; European Union; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); International Monetary Fund (IMF); Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); The World Bank, "System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2012 - Central Framework", New York, 2014