Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Deforestation Is Second Largest Source Of CO2 Emissions

Posted by Milton Recht:

From "Simplified Solutions To Deforestation Ineffective In The Long Run" on ScienceBlog:
Deforestation is the second largest source of CO2 emissions after consumption of fossil fuels.

So-called PES programmes, where landowners are paid to replant or protect forests, have been promoted as a way to reduce deforestation. However, the effectiveness of the programmes has been questioned, and new research from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, points to potential negative long-term effects and a need for broader guidelines and policies.

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