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Economics of Carbon Sequestration in Forestry


Edited By: Roger A Sedjo, R Neil Sampson and Joe Wisniewski

364 pages, Figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #84962 | ISBN: 0849311586
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Since the 1992 Earth Summit, there have been increased efforts on an international scale to address global climate change. Reducing the increased levels of CO2 and other "greenhouse gases," which are believed to be contributing to this climatic change, will require major effort on the part of the world's governments. This means that the environmental, economic, social, and political consequences of climate change must be understood, and that strategies to mitigate climate change must also address these issues.The workshop detailed in this book concentrated on how economic principles and analysis could contribute to the planning of forestry projects aimed at affecting terrestrial carbon balances. More than 30 international scientists came together for one week near Stockholm, Sweden and divided into working groups charged with addressing a specific issue and preparing a paper within this time frame. This book contains the majority of papers presented at this meeting, and includes both the working group papers and the individually presented papers.


Workshop OverviewManaging Terrestrial Carbon Balances Via Forestry: Economic Considerations, R.N. Sampson and R.A. SedjoWorking Group PapersAn Economic Approach to Planting Trees for Carbon Storage, P.J. Parks, D.O. Hall, B. Kristr/m, O.R. Masera, R.J. Moulton, A.J. Plantinga, J.N. Swisher, and J.K. WinjumSequestering Carbon in Natural Forests, C.S. Binkley, M.J. Apps, R.K. Dixon, P. Kauppi, and L.O. NilssonConsideration of Country and Forestry/Land-Use Characteristics in Choosing Forestry Instruments to Achieve Climate Mitigation Goals, K.R. Richards, R. Alig, J.D. Kinsman, M. Palo, and B. SohngenConceptual Issues Related to Carbon Sequestration: Uncertainty and Time, G.C. van Kooten, A. Grainger, E. Ley, G. Marland, and B. SolbergIndividual PapersIncorporating Climate Considerations into the National Basic Plan in Japan, M. AmanoEconomic Impact of Climatic Change on the Global Forest Sector, J. Perez-Garcia, L.A. Joyce, A.D. McGuire, and C.S. BinkleySilvicultural Options to Conserve and Sequester Carbon in Forest Systems: Preliminary Economic Assessment, R.K. DixonCO2-Taxing, Timber Rotations, and Market Implications, H.F. Hoen and B. SolbergCompensating for Opportunity Costs in Forest-Based Global Climate Change Mitigation, A. GraingerOptimal Subsidies for Carbon: Cost-Effectiveness and Distributional Considerations, E. Ley and R.A. SedjoCarbon Sequestration and Tree Plantations: A Case Study in Argentina, E. Ley and R.A. SedjoThe Economic and Environmental Impact of Paper Recycling, S. Bystrom and L. L/nnstedtForest Biomass-Based Mitigation Strategies: Does the Timing of Carbon Reductions Matter G. Marland, B. Schlamadinger, and P. LeibyForestry Options for Sequestering Carbon in Mexico: Comparative Economic Analysis of Three Case Studies, O. Masera, M.R. Bellon, and G. SeguraThe Physical Risks of Reforestation as a Strategy to Offset Global Climate Change, R.J Moulton and J.F. KellyCan Recycling of Waste Help us to Sequester Carbon in Forestry Experimental Results and Economic Visions, L.O. NilssonThe Cost of Carbon Sequestration in Forests: A Positive Analysis, A.J. PlantingaThe Time Value of Carbon in Bottom-Up Strategies, K.R. RichardsCoercion and Enterprise in the Provision of Environmental Public Goods: The Case of Carbon Sequestration in the United States, K.R. RichardsA Dynamic Model of Forest Carbon Storage in the United States During Climatic Change, B. Sohngen and R. MendelsohnForest Biomass as Carbon Sink-Economic Value and Forest Management/Policy Implications, B. SolbergIncremental Costs of Carbon Storage in Forestry, Bioenergy, and Land-Use, J.E. SwisherAssessing Timber and Nontimber Values in Forestry Using a General Equilibrium Framework, W.A. Thompson, G.C. van Kooten, and I. Vertinsky

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