By Colin A.G. Hunt
Reforestation and warding off deforestation are tools of harnessing nature to take on international warming - the best problem dealing with humankind. during this publication, Colin Hunt offers comprehensively with the current and destiny function of forests in weather swap coverage and perform.
The writer presents signposts for a way forward in weather swap coverage and provides sensible examples of forestry's position in weather switch mitigation in either built and tropical constructing international locations. Chapters on measuring carbon in plantations, their biodiversity advantages and capability for biofuel construction supplement the research. He additionally discusses the potential of forestry in weather swap coverage within the usa and different nations the place guidelines to restrict greenhouse fuel emissions were foreshadowed. the writer employs clinical and socio-economic research and lays naked the complexity of forestry markets. A evaluation of the workings of carbon markets, dependent either at the Kyoto Protocol and voluntary participation, offers a starting place from which to discover forestry's position. Emphasis is put on acknowledging how forests' idiosyncrasies have an effect on the layout of markets for sequestered carbon. the belief of forestry's strength in built nations will depend on the intensity of cuts in greenhouse fuel emissions, including in-country ideas on forestry. a rise in investment for carbon retention in tropical forests is a right away critical, yet complexities dictate that the assets of finance can be committed money instead of carbon markets.
This well timed and complete ebook should be of significant worth to any reader drawn to weather switch. Policy-makers inside overseas businesses and governments, teachers and scholars within the fields of geography, economics, technology coverage, forestry, improvement reviews in addition to carbon industry contributors and woodland builders within the deepest quarter will locate it specifically useful.
Contents: Foreword; Preface; advent; 1. The Making of Markets for Carbon and the opportunity of Forestry Offsets; 2. Forestry within the Kyoto Protocol; three. Forestry in Voluntary Carbon Markets; four. Biodiversity advantages of Reforestation and keeping off Deforestation; five. Measuring the Carbon in woodland Sinks; 6. Forests as a resource of Biofuels; 7. Forestry within the weather swap regulations of chosen built international locations; eight. rules for decreasing Emissions from Deforestation and woodland Degradation (REDD); Index
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2007) provide a history of the negotiations that led to the adoption of rules for LUCF. Perhaps the most contentious single issue in negotiations of the Kyoto Protocol was the inclusion of forestry sinks. The earliest formal proposals to count forestry proposals towards emission limits were from the US and New Zealand. However, the ability to use sinks was seen by some countries as a potential loophole by which industrialized countries could postpone the implementation of domestic policies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions; it would also result in the delay of the development of new technology.
The Conference of the Parties (COP) 7, at Marrakesh in 2001, decided that greenhouse gas removals from such projects may only be used to help meet emission targets up to 1 percent of an Annex B party’s base year emissions for each year of the commitment period (UNFCCC, 2008b). Projects under the CDM are expected to achieve sustainable development objectives as well as creating carbon sinks. The mechanism for offset projects in other Annex B countries is known as Joint Implementation (JI). JI projects, including afforestation and reforestation, generate emission reduction units (ERUs).
Carbon Sinks and Climate Change: Forests in the Fight Against Global Warming (Advances in Ecological Economics) by Colin A.G. Hunt