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Tree planting, Climate change

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Subject-Keyword: Tree planting Climate change

Type of item: Report

Language: English

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Description: Working Paper 2001-7

Date created: 2001

DOI: doi:10.7939-R3SN01563

License information: Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 Unported

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Autor: Van Kooten, Case Shaikh, Sabina Suchanek, Pavel

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


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WORKING PAPER 2001-7 FOR INTERNAL CIRCULATION ONLY Mitigating Climate Change by Planting Trees: The Transaction Costs Trap G.
Cornelis van Kooten, Sabina L.
Shaikh and Pavel Suchánek 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.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Do not cite this Working Paper without the expressed written consent of the author(s). Mitigating Climate Change by Planting Trees: The Transaction Costs Trap by G.
Cornelis van Kooten Department of Applied Economics & Statistics University of Nevada, Reno and FEPA Research Unit University of British Columbia Sabina Shaikh Faculty of Agricultural Sciences University of British Columbia and Pavel Suchánek FEPA Research Unit University of British Columbia Draft: May 25, 2001 1 Abstract Land-use change and forestry projects are considered to be a low-cost option for addressing climate change mitigation.
In Canada, investments in afforestation are targeted to sequester enough carbon to meet one-fifth of its international obligations, and at lower cost than emissions reduction.
In this paper, we examine economic aspects of the institutions and incentives needed to encourage landowners in Canada to adopt tree planting on a large enough scale to matter.
Using data from a survey of landowners, we find that the transaction costs of getting landowners to convert their land from agriculture to plantation forests may be ...





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