Empirical Analysis of Land-use Change and Soil Carbon Sequestration Cost in China
JunJie Wu and
Xiangzheng Deng ()
No 49568, 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
This project examines the driving forces behind the land-use change and evaluates the effects of land-use transition on soil organic carbon density and sequestration cost in China. It contributes to the literature in three aspects. First, it applies a discrete choice method to model multiple land-use options with a unique set of high-quality data. Second, it conducts a comprehensive analysis of biophysical characteristics and changes in soil carbon storage caused by land-use change. Third, it examines the economic efficiency of alternative land use policies as instruments for carbon sequestration in China.
Keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy; Land Economics/Use (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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