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The carbon cycle and the value of forests as a carbon sink: a tropical case study

Octavio Ramirez

Chapter 5 in Sustainable Forest Management and Global Climate Change, 2000 from Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract: The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change recognises that, in the formulation of a global strategy for reducing global emissions of carbon (the main factor in global warming) forests could play an important role. This book highlights that role and demonstrates how the forests of the world may be harvested judiciously and sustainably. The authors argue that the forests are more than just a source of timber and wood; they discuss the role that forests play in reducing global warming, in preventing soil erosion and in helping to minimise the loss of biodiversity. Drawing on the expertise of contributors associated with the analysis of forests, this book is an in depth and fascinating discussion as well as a policy guide for the sustainable management of forests.

Keywords: Economics and Finance; Environment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2000
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