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A Green Solution to Climate Change: The Hybrid Approach to Crediting Reductions in Tropical Deforestation

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dc.contributor.author Abate, Randall S.
dc.contributor.author Wright, Todd A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-23T20:38:41Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-23T20:38:41Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6162
dc.description.abstract "Global climate change is a multi-faceted international crisis that requires creative and flexible regulatory solutions. Addressing the principal anthropogenic cause of climate change—carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels—has been the focus of the international response to global climate change to date. However, a significant and often overlooked source of global carbon dioxide emissions is deforestation, which accounts for up to eighteen percent of global carbon dioxide emissions annually. Tropical forests store 120-400 tons of carbon per square hectare of vegetation, which is released into the atmosphere when the forests are burned or harvested. The critically important role that forests play in international carbon release and storage has been a recent focus of negotiations of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Kyoto Protocol in Bali, Indonesia and Poznan, Poland. The Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012, and negotiations for the terms of its successor are underway as of this writing. A focus of these negotiations is that it is essential to establish regulatory mechanisms to help curb emissions from tropical deforestation in any effective post-Kyoto plan to combat global climate change." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject deforestation en_US
dc.subject Kyoto Protocol en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject emissions en_US
dc.subject forests--tropics en_US
dc.title A Green Solution to Climate Change: The Hybrid Approach to Crediting Reductions in Tropical Deforestation en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.subject.sector Global Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 20 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 87-124 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth Winter en_US

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