Economics of Carbon Sequestration in Forestry: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Economics of Carbon Sequestration in Forestry

1st Edition

By Terry J. Logan

CRC Press

376 pages

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Hardback: 9780849311581
pub: 1997-12-29
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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.

Table of Contents

Workshop Overview

Managing Terrestrial Carbon Balances Via Forestry: Economic Considerations, R.N. Sampson and R.A. Sedjo

Working Group Papers

An Economic Approach to Planting Trees for Carbon Storage, P.J. Parks, D.O. Hall, B. Kriström, O.R. Masera, R.J. Moulton, A.J. Plantinga, J.N. Swisher, and J.K. Winjum

Sequestering Carbon in Natural Forests, C.S. Binkley, M.J. Apps, R.K. Dixon, P. Kauppi, and L.O. Nilsson

Consideration 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. Sohngen

Conceptual Issues Related to Carbon Sequestration: Uncertainty and Time, G.C. van Kooten, A. Grainger, E. Ley, G. Marland, and B. Solberg

Individual Papers

Incorporating Climate Considerations into the National Basic Plan in Japan, M. Amano

Economic Impact of Climatic Change on the Global Forest Sector, J. Perez-Garcia, L.A. Joyce, A.D. McGuire, and C.S. Binkley

Silvicultural Options to Conserve and Sequester Carbon in Forest Systems: Preliminary Economic Assessment, R.K. Dixon

CO2-Taxing, Timber Rotations, and Market Implications, H.F. Hoen and B. Solberg

Compensating for Opportunity Costs in Forest-Based Global Climate Change Mitigation, A. Grainger

Optimal Subsidies for Carbon: Cost-Effectiveness and Distributional Considerations, E. Ley and R.A. Sedjo

Carbon Sequestration and Tree Plantations: A Case Study in Argentina, E. Ley and R.A. Sedjo

The Economic and Environmental Impact of Paper Recycling, S. Bystrom and L. Lönnstedt

Forest Biomass-Based Mitigation Strategies: Does the Timing of Carbon Reductions Matter? G. Marland, B. Schlamadinger, and P. Leiby

Forestry Options for Sequestering Carbon in Mexico: Comparative Economic Analysis of Three Case Studies, O. Masera, M.R. Bellon, and G. Segura

The Physical Risks of Reforestation as a Strategy to Offset Global Climate Change, R.J Moulton and J.F. Kelly

Can Recycling of Waste Help us to Sequester Carbon in Forestry? Experimental Results and Economic Visions, L.O. Nilsson

The Cost of Carbon Sequestration in Forests: A Positive Analysis, A.J. Plantinga

The Time Value of Carbon in Bottom-Up Strategies, K.R. Richards

Coercion and Enterprise in the Provision of Environmental Public Goods: The Case of Carbon Sequestration in the United States, K.R. Richards

A Dynamic Model of Forest Carbon Storage in the United States During Climatic Change, B. Sohngen and R. Mendelsohn

Forest Biomass as Carbon Sink-Economic Value and Forest Management/Policy Implications, B. Solberg

Incremental Costs of Carbon Storage in Forestry, Bioenergy, and Land-Use, J.E. Swisher

Assessing Timber and Nontimber Values in Forestry Using a General Equilibrium Framework, W.A. Thompson, G.C. van Kooten, and I. Vertinsky

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General