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Climate Change Mitigation and European Land-Use Policies

Edited By: W Neil Adger, Davide Pettenella and Martin Whitby

350 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #70700 | ISBN: 0851991858
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This book primarily considers the actions of Europe and other regions in reducing land use related greenhouse gas fluxes, while recognising that the array of economic and political pressures for CAP reform and sustainable land use are fundamentally intertwined.

"With evidence of recent global warming mounting along with the implication of increasing burning of fossil fuels, an international workshop on 'Instruments for Global Warming Mitigation: The Role of Agriculture and Forestry' was held in 1996. One result of the workshop was the assembling of this book with 22 papers contributed by 47 authors together with an extensive bibliography. The papers examine a number of complex issues involved when considering strategies to reduce emissions of methane and carbon dioxide and also increase carbon storage in vegetation and soil. This book, quite technical in places, was written for those interested in the next step: what can we or should we due [sic] to mitigate the effects of further global warming."--Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
"The UN Convention on Climate Change requires countries to reduce their polluting greenhouse-gas emissions from all sources including agriculture, forestry, and land use. Emissions associated w


Land use and greenhouse gas emissions in Europe; economic instruments at the agriculture forest interface; global forestry options for mitigating climate change; estimating the economic costs of global climate change impacts; discounting and climate change policy; impacts of climate change on global timber markets and implications for mitigation; the Common Agricultural Policy and afforestation in Germany; agroforestry to offset the greenhouse effect in Mexico; policy instruments for multi-purpose forestry - farm woodlands and carbon flux; evaluation of carbon fixation in Swedish forests in national accounting framework; policies for large-scale mitigation in Argentina; carbon credits and institutions in Russia; forest sector management in Finland; impact of energy taxes in Dutch agriculture; agricultural policy and UK carbon fluxes; European beef production and greenhouse gas emissions.

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