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Food-Carbon Trade-offs between Agriculture and Reforestation Land Uses under Alternate Market-based Policies

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dc.contributor.author Paterson, Stacey
dc.contributor.author Bryan, Brett Anthony
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-03T21:25:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-03T21:25:20Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8563
dc.description.abstract "Understanding the effects of payments on the adoption of reforestation in agricultural areas and the associated food-carbon trade-offs is necessary to inform climate change policy. Economic viability of reforestation under payment per hectare and payment per tonne schemes for carbon sequestration was assessed in a region in southern Australia supporting 6.1 Mha of rain-fed agriculture. The results show that under the median scenario, a carbon price of 27 A$/tCO2-e could make one-third of the study area (nearly 2 Mha) more profitable for reforestation than agriculture, and at 58 A$/tCO2-e all of the study area could become more profitable. The results were sensitive to variation in carbon risk factor, establishment costs, and discount rates. Pareto-optimal land allocation could realize one-third of the potential carbon sequestration from reforestation (16.35 MtCO2-e/yr at a carbon risk factor of 0.8) with a loss of less than one-tenth (107.89 A$M/yr) of the agricultural production. Both payment schemes resulted in efficiencies within 1% of the Pareto-optimum. Understanding food-carbon trade-offs and policy efficiencies can inform carbon policy design." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject carbon sequestration en_US
dc.subject ecosystems en_US
dc.subject food supply en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject reforestation en_US
dc.title Food-Carbon Trade-offs between Agriculture and Reforestation Land Uses under Alternate Market-based Policies en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Pacific and Australia en_US
dc.coverage.country Australia en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 17 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 3 en_US

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