Avoided Deforestation

Prospects for Mitigating Climate Change

Charles (London School of Economics, Uk) E. Palmer

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Presents research findings in the area of the scientific and economic implications of avoided deforestation, along with their policy implications. This book links avoided deforestation to political economy, as well as to the developments in environmental and natural resource economics.

Charles Palmer is currently a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Environmental Decisions at the ETH Zurich in Switzerland, specializing in environmental and development economics. Stefanie Engel is Professor of Environmental Policy and Economics at the Institute for Environmental Decisions at the ETH Zurich in Switzerland.

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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 258
Erscheinungsdatum 03.04.2009
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-415-44712-6
Reihe Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics
Verlag Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Maße (L/B/H) 23.4/15.6/2 cm
Gewicht 544 g
Abbildungen 22 Line drawings, black and white 32 Tables, black and white 22 Illustrations, black and white

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  • 1. Introduction: reducing CO2 emissions through avoided deforestation? Part 1: The Cost Effectiveness of Avoiding Deforestation 2. The costs of avoided deforestation as a climate change mitigation option 3. Economics of avoiding deforestation 4. Assessing the economic potential for reducing deforestation in developing countries Part 2: Policy and institutional barriers to avoided deforestation 5. International policy and institutional barriers to reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation in developing countries 6. Reducing carbon emissions by slowing deforestation: REDD initiatives in Brazil 7. Choosing avoided deforestation baselines in the context of government failure: the case of Indonesia's plantations policy 8. Will credits from avoided deforestation in developing countries jeopardize the balance of the carbon market? Part 3: Insights for Effective and Efficient Avoided Deforestation Policy 9. Leakage from avoided deforestation compensation policy: concepts, empirical evidence, and corrective policy options 10. A scalable approach for setting avoided deforestation baselines 11. Human choices and policies' impacts on ecosystem services: improving evaluations of payment and park effects on conservation and carbon 12. Increasing the efficiency of forest conservation: the case of payments for environmental services in Costa Rica 13. The Role of Risk in Targeting Payments for Environmental Services 14. Prospects for Mitigating Climate Change Through avoided deforestation: conclusions and outlook.