Climate Change and Forests
Emerging Policy and Market Opportunities
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Climate Change and Forests by Charlotte Streck
Book DescriptionThe global climate change problem has finally entered the world's consciousness. While efforts to find a solution have increased momentum, international attention has focused primarily on the industrial and energy sectors. The forest, and land-use sector, however, remains one of the most significant untapped opportunities for carbon mitigation. The expiration of the Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period in 2012 presents an opportunity for the international community to put this sector back on the agenda. In this timely, wide-ranging volume, an international team of experts explain the links between climate change and forests, highlighting the potential utility of this sector within emerging climate policy frameworks and carbon markets. After framing forestry activities within the larger context of climate-change policy, the contributors analyze the operation and efficacy of market-based mechanisms for forest conservation and climate change. Drawing on experiences from around the world, the authors present concrete recommendations for policymakers, project developers, and market participants. They discuss sequestration rights in Chile, carbon offset programs in Australia and New Zealand, and emerging policy incentives at all levels of the U.S. government. The book also explores the different voluntary schemes for carbon crediting, provides an overview of best practices in carbon accounting, and presents tools for use in future sequestration and offset programs. It concludes with consideration of various incentive options for slowing deforestation and protecting the world's remaining forests. Climate Change and Forests provides a realistic view of the role that the forest and land-use sector can play in a post-Kyoto regime. It will serve as a practical reference manual for anyone concerned about climate policy, including the negotiators working to define a robust and enduring international framework for addressing climate change.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815781929
(229mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Brookings Institution
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charlotte Streck
Climate Change and Forests, Paperback (March 2010)
The global climate change problem has finally entered the world's consciousness. While efforts to find a solution have increased momentum, international attention has focused primarily on the industrial and energy sectors.
Legal Aspects of Carbon Trading, Hardback (October 2009)
Since 2005 the carbon market has grown to nearly $100 billion per annum, including the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and other schemes. This work covers the legal aspects of these schemes, as well as reform of the ETS, and the successor regime to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol currently being negotiated. It will be invaluable to those involved in the field.
Legal Aspects of Implementing the Kyoto Protocol Mechanisms, Hardback (February 2005)» View all books by Charlotte Streck
The Kyoto Protocol is an international law instrument which sets legally binding targets for the reduction of emissions of the 'greenhouse gases'. This book conveys a knowledge of 'Carbon Finance'. It provides practical legal advice to public and private sector lawyers and to civil servants who work on the implementation the Protocol.
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Author Biography - Charlotte Streck
Charlotte Streck is a founding partner and director of Climate Focus B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, a Rotterdam-based consultancy on the international carbon market. Previously she spent five years with the World Bank. Robert O'Sullivan heads Climate Focus's North America office. He previously worked in the World Bank's Legal Department. Toby Janson-Smith is senior director, Forest Carbon Markets, with Conservation International's Center for Environmental Leadership in Business (CELB). Richard Tarasofsky is deputy director of the Environmental Law Section within the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and Internation Trade, Canada.
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