Rescuing forests from the carbon trap

Ojha, Hemant and Maraseni, Tek ORCID: and Nightingale, Andrea and Bhattarai, Basundhara and Khatri, Dil (2019) Rescuing forests from the carbon trap. Forest Policy and Economics, 101. pp. 15-18. ISSN 1389-9341


As climate policies incentivise forest carbon enhancement, forest ecosystems have been reduced to carbon forestry. As a result, the potential of forests for both the natural world and human beings is being severely compromised. Co-benefits to ecosystems and communities have often been presented as a solution but without much effect. In this paper, we highlight how the current discourse on forest and climate change has become carbon centric, masking the overall resilience building potential of forest ecosystems. We also explore potential ways forward.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 28 May 2019 06:12
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 04:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon, REDD+, biodiversity
Fields of Research (2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
Fields of Research (2020): 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410404 Environmental management
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960305 Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
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