Economics of Climate Change: The Contribution of Forestry Projects by Wolfram KägiEconomics of Climate Change: The Contribution of Forestry Projects by Wolfram Kägi

Economics of Climate Change: The Contribution of Forestry Projects

byWolfram Kägi

Paperback | December 9, 2010

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The Kyoto Protocol is expected to give lead to the creation of an international market for greenhouse gas emission credits having an estimated volume of several tens of billions of dollars. The extent to which forestry projects will be accepted in this market is a matter of current discussion and controversy. In its evaluation of the contribution of forestry projects to climate change mitigation, this book draws together a number of relevant aspects, including the stability of international agreements, causes and consequences of deforestation, and the CO2 effect of forestry projects. This wide perspective gives an appreciation of often unappreciated problems and opportunities associated with forestry projects in the context of climate change. The book includes case studies of two forestry projects which provide an introduction to such concepts as baseline, additionality, and leakage - concepts that are commonly used to assess greenhouse gas mitigation projects. Readership: The environmental policy community, environmental NGOs, scientists and business seeking to benefit from the CO2 market, as well as the general public.
Title:Economics of Climate Change: The Contribution of Forestry ProjectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pagesPublished:December 9, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048153727

ISBN - 13:9789048153725

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Table of Contents

List of Tables. List of Figures. Abbreviations. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Climate Change, International Negotiations and Precious Woods. 2. Climate Change: Three Major Economic Issues. 3. Deforestation: Extent, Causes and Consequences. 4. Forest Use and the Determinants of Sustainability. 5. The CO2 Effect of Precious Woods. 6. Lessons From Precious Woods. 7. Conclusion. Bibliography. Appendix 1. Appendix 2. Appendix 3. Appendix 4. Index.

Editorial Reviews

`Overall, Kägi's book can be recommended to anyone interested in the intricacies of CDM sinks projects and the debate that is going to start soon about their detailed criteria.' Climate Policy, 2:1 (2002)