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Capturing Carbon and Conserving Biodiversity: The Market Approach

By: Ian R Swingland(Editor)

368 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2003 | #133282 | ISBN: 1853839515
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About this book

The case made here for the maximum use of terrestrial carbon sinks, particularly in the developing world, is overwhelming. The benefits to the rural poor, indigenous people, habitat preservation, biodiversity, watershed protection, preventing land degradation, and the climate as a whole, of such a strategy is revealed here in persuasive detail.

"Mr Swingland and his co-authors make a compelling case that the best way to reduce the risk of any potential eco-disaster is to embrace market greenery."
The Economist

"This book should be useful for those involved with policy, research, practical conservation or the business development of carbon markets."
Environment Business Magazine

"This set of updated essays is a welcome addition."
The Times Higher Education Supplement


- List of figures and Tables
- About the Contributors
- Preface Acknowledgements
- List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
- Introduction

Part 1: Carbon and Climate Change - Forests, Carbon and Global Climate
- Changes in the Use and Management of Forests For Abating Carbon Emissions: Issues and Challenges Under the Kyoto Protocol
- An Overview of a Free-Market Approach To Climate Change and Conservation
- Potential Carbon Mitigation and Income in Developing Countries from Changes in Use and Management of Agricultural and Forest Lands
- the Role of Multilateral Institutions
- Electricity Generation: Options for Reduction in Carbon Emissions
- Measuring, Monitoring and Verification of Carbon Benefits for Forest-Based Projects
- Understanding and Managing Leakage in Forest-Based Greenhouse-Gas-Mitigation Projects

Part 2: Environmental Services - The Influence of Land-Use Change and Landscape Dynamics on the Climate System: Relevance to Climate-Change Policy Beyond the Radiative Effect of Greenhouse Gases
- Economic, Biological and Policy Constraints on the Adoption of Carbon Farming in Temperate Regions
- The Role of Sustainable Agriculture and Renewable-Resource Management in Reducing Greeenhouse-Gas Emissions and Increasing Sinks in China and India
- Social Capital from Carbon Property: Creating Equity for Indigenous People
- Species Survival and Carbon Retention in Commercially Exploited Tropical Rainforest
- Animal Conservation, Carbon and Sustainability
- Collateral Biodiversity Benefits Associated with 'Free-Market' Approaches to Sustainable Land Use and Forestry Activities
- Developing Markets for Forest Environmental Services: an Opportunity for Promoting Equity While Securing Efficiency

Part 3: the Future Model - Carbon Sinks and Emissions Trading Under the Kyoto Protocol: a Legal Analysis
- Protecting Terrestrial Ecosystems and the Climate Through a Global Carbon market
- Designing a Carbon Market That Protects Forests in Developing Countries
- Greenhouse-Gas-Trading Markets


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Ian Swingland is a conservation biologist and an Emeritus Professor with visiting chairs in four countries. He acts as an advisor to Development Banks and Governments.

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