Ecosystem Goods and Services from Plantation Forests (The by Jürgen Bauhus, Peter van der Meer, Markku Kanninen (Ediors)

By Jürgen Bauhus, Peter van der Meer, Markku Kanninen (Ediors)

Plantation forests frequently have a unfavourable picture. they're mostly assumed to be terrible substitutes for normal forests, rather by way of biodiversity conservation, carbon garage, provision of fresh consuming water and different non-timber items and providers. frequently they're monocultures that don't seem to invite humans for game and different direct makes use of. but as this e-book in actual fact indicates, they could play an important function within the provision of surroundings companies, compared to agriculture and other kinds of land use or whilst average forests were degraded. this can be the 1st publication to check explicitly the non-timber items and providers supplied by way of plantation forests, together with soil, water and biodiversity conservation, in addition to carbon sequestration and the supply of neighborhood livelihoods. The authors express that, if we require a better provision of surroundings items and providers from either temperate and tropical plantations, new techniques to their administration are required. those comprise regulations, equipment for valuing the prone, the practices of small landholders, panorama ways to optimise supply of products and companies, and technical concerns approximately how one can in achieving appropriate suggestions on the scale of woodland stands. whereas delivering unique theoretical insights, the ebook additionally provides counsel for plantation managers, policy-makers, conservation practitioners and neighborhood advocates, who search to advertise or enhance the multiple-use of woodland plantations for more desirable merits for society. released with CIFOR

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In recent years, the voluntary carbon markets have accounted for the bulk of forest carbon transactions: 95 per cent in 2008 and 72 per cent in first two quarters of 2009. In 2008, the total amount of credits traded in the voluntary markets was 5Mt CO2 and the value US$37 million (Hamilton et al, 2009). Although the share of afforestation and reforestation of the total amount of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) generated in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is negligible, recent approval of new project methodologies has led to the registration of ten new A/R CDM projects in 2009.

2009) ‘Critical need for new definitions of “forest” and “forest degradation” in global climate change agreements’, Conservation Letters, vol 2, pp226–232 Seppälä, R. (2007) ‘Global forest sector: trends, threats and opportunities’, in FreerSmith, P. , Broadmeadow, M. S. J. and Lynch, J. M. (eds) Forestry and Climate Change, CAB International, pp25–30 Spek, M. , Lee, D. , Montagnini, F. and Saramäki, J. , Kanninen, M. and Lobovikov, M. (eds) Forests in the Global Balance – Changing Paradigms, IUFRO World Series Volume 17, International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Helsinki, pp117–136 Wenhua, L.

2009) ‘Critical need for new definitions of “forest” and “forest degradation” in global climate change agreements’, Conservation Letters, vol 2, pp226–232 Seppälä, R. (2007) ‘Global forest sector: trends, threats and opportunities’, in FreerSmith, P. , Broadmeadow, M. S. J. and Lynch, J. M. (eds) Forestry and Climate Change, CAB International, pp25–30 Spek, M. , Lee, D. , Montagnini, F. and Saramäki, J. , Kanninen, M. and Lobovikov, M. (eds) Forests in the Global Balance – Changing Paradigms, IUFRO World Series Volume 17, International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Helsinki, pp117–136 Wenhua, L.

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