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Subject-Keyword: Afforestation Economics

Type of item: Report

Language: English

Place: Canada, Western

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Description: Working Paper 1999-9

Date created: 1999

DOI: doi:10.7939-R3610VS92

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Author: Van Kooten, Case Stennes, Brad Krcmar-Nozic, E. Van Gorkom, Ruud

Source: https://era.library.ualberta.ca/


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WORKING PAPER 1999-9 FOR INTERNAL CIRCULATION ONLY Economics of Afforestation for Carbon Sequestration in Western Canada G.
Cornelis van Kooten, Brad Stennes, Emina Krcmar–Nozic and Ruud van Gorkom For copies of this or other SFM publications contact: Sustainable Forest Management Network G208 Biological Sciences Building University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E9 Ph: (780) 492 6659 Fax: (780) 492 8160 http:--www.biology.ualberta.ca-sfm This Working Paper is published by the Sustainable Forest Management Network.
All Network Researchers are invited to present ideas and research results in this forum to accelerate their application and to foster interdisciplinary discussion on knowledge, strategies and tools leading to sustainable management of Canadas boreal forest. Working Papers are published without peer review. This is an internal document of the SFM Network.
Do not cite this Working Paper without the expressed written consent of the author(s). Economics of Afforestation for Carbon Sequestration in Western Canada G.
Cornelis van Kooten, Brad Stennes*, Emina Krcmar–Nozic and Ruud van Gorkom Forest Economics and Policy Analysis Research Unit University of British Columbia 4th Floor, Forest Sciences Centre 2424 Main Mall VANCOUVER, BC V6T 1Z4 * Corresponding author. Abstract The Kyoto Accord on climate change requires developed countries to achieve CO2emissions reduction targets, but permits them to charge uptake of carbon (C) in terrestrial (primarily forest) ecosystems against emissions. Countries such as Canada hope to employ massive afforestation programs to achieve Kyoto targets.
One reason is that foresters have identified large areas that can be afforested.
In this paper, we examine this forestry option, focusing on the economics of afforestation in western Canada. In particular, we develop marginal C uptake curves and show that much less land is available for afforestation than would be the case if economics is ignored.
We conclude ...





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