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About this book
About this book
Deforestation and forest degradation have long been recognized as environmental problems, with concerns over conservation of natural habitats and biological diversity capturing both scientific and public attention. More recently, the debate over tropical forest conservation has radically shifted to the approximately fifteen percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are caused by deforestation and forest degradation, and to the potential synergies from integrating forest management with climate change policies.
The goal of this book is to shed light on some of the major concerns, issues and challenges related to the inclusion of forest carbon in international climate policies, as well as to illustrate some of the potential solutions and paths forward. In addition, the book describes the status of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) in international climate policy negotiations, providing an historical perspective and highlighting the current positions of key international players that will frame the future debate at the national, regional, and international level. This volume will find a broad readership among researchers and policy makers interested in the environment, climate change and resource management.
Contents: Preface 1. Deforestation and Emerging Greenhouse Gas Compliance Regimes: Toward a Global Environmental Law of Forests, Carbon and Climate Governance William Boyd 2. From The Hague to Copenhagen: Why it Failed Then and Why It Could be Different Federica Bietta 3. The European Union's Position on REDD Financing Pedro Piris-Cabezas 4. International Forest Carbon in the US Congress: A Survey of Key Congressional Staff Lou Leonard, Raymond Kopp and Nigel Purvis 5. Preparing for REDD: The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Benoit Bosquet, Stefano Pagiola and Andre Aquino 6. Incentives to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation: A Stock-Flow Approach with Target Reductions Andrea Cattaneo 7. Towards a Sound REDD: Ensuring Globally Consistent Reference Scenarios and Safeguarding Sustainability Co-Benefits Michael Obersteiner, Ewald Rametsteiner, Florian Kraxner, Ian McCallum, Kentaro Aoki, Hannes Boettcher, Steffen Fritz, Mykola Gusti, Petr Havlik, Georg Kindermann and Belinda Reyers 8. Financing Global Forests: The Eliasch Review Graham Floater and Duncan Stone 9. REDD and the Global Carbon Market: The Role of Banking Pedro Piris-Cabezas 10. Options on REDD as a Hedging Tool for Post-Kyoto Climate Policy Alexander Golub 11. Epilogue: REDD Past, Present, and Future Valentina Bosetti and Ruben Lubowski