Benitez PC, McCallum I, Obersteiner M, & Yamagata Y (2007). The economics of tree-planting for carbon mitigation: A global assessment. In: Regional Externalities. Eds. Heijman, W., pp.307-321: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. DOI:0.1007/978-3-540-35484-0_15.Full text not available from this repository.
This article provides a framework for identifying least-cost sites for carbon sequestration through tree-planting and deriving carbon cost curves at a global level in a scenario of limited information. Special attention is given to country risk considerations and the sensitivity to spatial datasets. Our model results, illustrated by grid-scale maps, show that most least-cost carbon uptake projects are located in Africa, South America and Asia. By comparing emissions reductions through tree-planting with the emission abatement scenarios of integrated assessment models (RICE-99) for a 100-yr time span, we find that global carbon uptake of planted forests could represent between 5% to 25% of the emissions reduction targets of relevant climate change mitigation scenarios.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Carbon sequestration; Carbon cost curves; Country risk considerations|
|Research Programs:||Forestry (FOR)|
|Bibliographic Reference:||In: W. Heijman (Ed.); Regional Externalities; Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp.307-321|
|Depositing User:||IIASA Import|
|Date Deposited:||15 Jan 2016 08:39|
|Last Modified:||17 Feb 2016 12:29|
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