Rescuing forests from the carbon trap

Ojha, Hemant and Maraseni, Tek 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

Abstract

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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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (1 Aug 2018 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2019 01:48
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 06:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: REDD+, biodiversity, carbon
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070504 Forestry Management and Environment
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960305 Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2019.01.007
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36531

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