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Climate Change and Forests: Emerging Policy and Market Opportunities

Price : $64.50
ISBN # : 9788180696534
Author : Toby Janson Smith Robert O Sullivan Richard Tarasofsky & Charlotte Streck
pages: 346
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Concept Publishing Company
Published : 2010

Once the province of think tanks, academics, and global agencies such as the UN, climate change has finally penetrated the world's consciousness. To date, international attention has focused primarily on the industrial and energy sectors. However, the agriculture, forestry, and land use sector is a major driver of the climate change problem and, thus, must be an integral part of the solution. In this wide-ranging volume, international experts explain the links between climate change and forests, highlighting the potential role of this sector within emerging climate policy frameworks and carbon markets. After framing forestry activities within the larger context of climate-change policy, the contributors analyze the operation and efficacy of market-based mechanisms for forest conservation and climate change. Drawing on project examples from around the world, the authors present concrete recommendations for policymakers, project developers, and market participants. They discuss sequestration rights in Chile, carbon offset programs in Australia and New Zealand, and emerging policy incentives at all levels of the U.S. government. The book also explores the different voluntary schemes for carbon crediting, provides an overview of carbon accounting best practices, and presents tools for use in future sequestration and offset programs. It concludes by considering a range of incentive options for slowing deforestation and protecting the world's remaining forests.



Author Bio: Charlotte Streck is a founding partner and director of Climate Focus B.V., a Rotterdam-based consultancy on the international carbon market. Robert O'Sullivan heads Climate Focus's North America office. Toby Janson-Smith is senior director, Forest Carbon Markets, with Conservation International's Center for Environmental Leadership in Business (CELB). Richard Tarasofsky is deputy director of the Environmental Law Section within the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.



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" Climate Change and Forests is a timely summary of emerging policy and opportunities related to forestry-based carbon markets. Recommended." — CHOICE





" Climate Change and Forests provides a helpful overview of the history of the agriculture, forestry and other land-use sector in international negotiations, a description and analysis of current policy. This book is a helpful contribution to the critical and challenging negotiations ahead." —H. Carolyn Peach Brown, Climate Policy



"The book is a valuable and well-structured reference manual and contains a wealth of up-to-date information that will provide useful for both an academic and non-academic audience." —Tobias Plieninger, Ecological Economics



"In a post-Kyoto context,Climate Change and Forests fills an important niche in the literature on global warming and its alleviation. Divided into four substantive sections, it deftly summarizes key policy and practical issues that must be considered if forestry is to play its indispensable part in emissions reductions.International Affairs

The book provides an excellent historical background and describes the process and logic of negotiations, past and present. The multiple analyses of technical problems associated with carbon sequestration and forests make it valuable to both newcomers and veterans in the field. Source: Michael Obersteiner, Nature

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 13 July, 2011.
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