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Forest Transitions and Carbon Fluxes

Global Scenarios and Policies

  • Author: UNU
  • Publication date: October 2000
  • Page count: 180
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 00.III.A.21

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This publication discusses the scenarios and policies on how the deforestation of natural forests and the expansion of forest plantations influence the global carbon cycle through emissions and sequestration and on consequence how forestry operations impact on the climate, and vice versa. It includes case studies on Brazil, Norway, Indonesia, tropical deforestation and Chile. The publication focuses on three specific research tasks: make scenarios of forest changes and carbon fluxes in the south and north in the short range (10-30 years) and the long range (50-100 years), - evaluate the effectiveness and cost efficiency of different forestry management options in carbon sequestration and in decelerating deforestation and - discuss the potential of tradable carbon permits in view of south-north cooperation on development and environment. The study also analyzes forest expansion and carbon fluxes in Europe and North America; the economics of tropical forest-land use and global warming and reviews international policy issues on carbon fluxes and forests in the south.