By: WN Adger and K Brown
272 pages, Tabs, figs, maps
Reviews the greenhouse gas emissions from land use sources, highlighting the uncertainties in estimating both the magnitude of the fluxes and the sclae of land use change. The authors argue that the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions must be a key element in forestry and agriculture policy on a global scale.
Land Use and Global Environmental Change: A Social Science Perspective. THE LAND USE CAUSES OF GLOBAL WARMING. Assessing Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from the Terrestrial Biota. The Role of Tropical Forests in the Carbon Cycle. Soils, Bogs and Wetlands: Greenhouse Gas Fluxes. POLICY ANALYSIS. An Investigation of the Causes of Tropical Deforestation. Agricultural Policy to Reduce Methane Emissions. Forestry Options for Offsetting Emissions. The International Policy Dimension. Land Use Options for Greenhouse Gas Abatement: Prospects and Constraints. References. Index.
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