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Carbon Sequestration in Forests and Soils

Carbon Sequestration in Forests and Soils Forests can play a large role in climate change through the sequestration or emission of carbon, an important greenhouse gas; through biological growth, which can increase forest stocks; or through deforestation, which can increase carbon emissions. Carbon is captured not only in tree biomass but also in forest soils. Forest management and public policy can strongly influence the sequestration process. Economic policies can provide incentives for both forest expansion and contraction. Systems that provide prices for carbon sequestration or taxes for emissions can have important effects on emission and sequestration levels. Issues involve carbon additionality, permanence, and leakage. Forest measurement, monitoring, and verification also provide serious challenges. Various economic models are used to estimate the effects of various economic policies on forest carbon stocks. Estimates from the literature of some actual and potential levels of forest carbon are presented. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annual Review of Resource Economics Annual Reviews

Carbon Sequestration in Forests and Soils

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Publisher
Annual Reviews
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved
ISSN
1941-1340
eISSN
1941-1359
DOI
10.1146/annurev-resource-083110-115941
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Abstract

Forests can play a large role in climate change through the sequestration or emission of carbon, an important greenhouse gas; through biological growth, which can increase forest stocks; or through deforestation, which can increase carbon emissions. Carbon is captured not only in tree biomass but also in forest soils. Forest management and public policy can strongly influence the sequestration process. Economic policies can provide incentives for both forest expansion and contraction. Systems that provide prices for carbon sequestration or taxes for emissions can have important effects on emission and sequestration levels. Issues involve carbon additionality, permanence, and leakage. Forest measurement, monitoring, and verification also provide serious challenges. Various economic models are used to estimate the effects of various economic policies on forest carbon stocks. Estimates from the literature of some actual and potential levels of forest carbon are presented.

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Annual Review of Resource EconomicsAnnual Reviews

Published: Aug 1, 2012

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