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Tropical silvicultural plantations as a means of sequestering atmospheric carbon dioxide

by Fearnside, P.M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall number: GTZ-966 Publisher: Manaus (Brasil): 1993Description: 89 p.Summary: The tropical silvicultural plantations have significant potential as mechanisms for carbon sequestration, particularly from the point of view of the national carbon balance calculations likely to emerge as the guiding principle of a climate convention. Their benefits from a global perspective are considerably less, but still potentially significant. Carbon benefits are currently calculated using a wide array of inconsistent methodologies, which often do not reflect the real costs and benefits of this response option. The scale of proposed tree planting schemes and the history of existing silvicultural initiatives indicate that plantations can have great environmental and human impacts. Decisions on the use of plantations as a strategy to abate global warming must evaluate the full array of costs and benefits, not only monetary costs and carbon benefits. Costs and benefits must be evaluated and weighed in an open and democratic fashion. If the potential for carbon benefits is to be tapped, much more caution will be needed than is now evident lest conversion of land to silviculture provoke environmental and social impacts even greater than those that would be caused by the atmospheric carbon the plantations sequesterSubject(s): CALENTAMIENTO GLOBAL | SILVICULTURA | DIOXIDO DE CARBONO | ATMOSFERA | REFORESTACION | CARBONO | ZONA TROPICAL | IMPACTO AMBIENTAL | COSTOS | EFECTOS DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE | EFECTO INVERNADERO | DEFORESTACION
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