Towards a faster and broader application of biochar: appropriate marketing mechanisms

Maraseni, Tek Narayan and Chen, Guangnan and Guangren, Qian (2010) Towards a faster and broader application of biochar: appropriate marketing mechanisms. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 67 (6). pp. 851-860. ISSN 0020-7233

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Biochar derived from organic wastes and incorporated in soils offers multiple environmental and financial benefits. This approach tackles several critical global issues including waste management, renewable energy production, greenhouse gas mitigation, soil degradation prevention, food security, reduced water pollution from agrochemicals, and water quality and quantity enhancement. But farm
level production and use of biochar is not yet viable, largely due to financial and technical constraints. Thus, an incentive mechanism for farmers is crucial for its successful adoption. This paper analyses both the current provisions and the marketing mechanisms of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), one of the three market-based mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol which links developed and developing countries in achieving global emission targets, and identifies appropriate marketing vehicle for biochar projects.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2010 23:59
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: biochar; carbon sequestration; CDM; pCDM
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050301 Carbon Sequestration Science
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/00207233.2010.533892

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