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Since the 1992 Earth Summit, there have been increased efforts on an international scale to address global climate change. Reducing the increased levels of CO2 and other "greenhouse gases," which are believed to be contributing to this climatic change, will require major effort on the part of the world's governments. This means that the environmental, economic, social, and political consequences of climate change must be understood, and that strategies to mitigate climate change must also address these issues.
The workshop detailed in this book concentrated on how economic principles and analysis could contribute to the planning of forestry projects aimed at affecting terrestrial carbon balances. More than 30 international scientists came together for one week near Stockholm, Sweden and divided into working groups charged with addressing a specific issue and preparing a paper within this time frame. This book contains the majority of papers presented at this meeting, and includes both the working group papers and the individually presented papers.

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The introductory section overviews the conceptual and economic issues involved in the international concern over greenhouse gases and global climate change, as discussed at a May 1995 workshop held in Bergendal, Sweden. Next, five working group papers consider carbon sequestration in conjunction with proposed solutions to balance carbon mitigation and forest management goals. Twenty individual papers further examine such options and methods to evaluate their economic and environmental impact. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Workshop Overview
Managing Terrestrial Carbon Balances Via Forestry: Economic Considerations, R.N. Sampson and R.A. Sedjo
Working Group Papers
An Economic Approach to Planting Trees for Carbon Storage, P.J. Parks, D.O. Hall, B. Kriström, O.R. Masera, R.J. Moulton, A.J. Plantinga, J.N. Swisher, and J.K. Winjum
Sequestering Carbon in Natural Forests, C.S. Binkley, M.J. Apps, R.K. Dixon, P. Kauppi, and L.O. Nilsson
Consideration of Country and Forestry/Land-Use Characteristics in Choosing Forestry Instruments to Achieve Climate Mitigation Goals, K.R. Richards, R. Alig, J.D. Kinsman, M. Palo, and B. Sohngen
Conceptual Issues Related to Carbon Sequestration: Uncertainty and Time, G.C. van Kooten, A. Grainger, E. Ley, G. Marland, and B. Solberg
Individual Papers
Incorporating Climate Considerations into the National Basic Plan in Japan, M. Amano
Economic Impact of Climatic Change on the Global Forest Sector, J. Perez-Garcia, L.A. Joyce, A.D. McGuire, and C.S. Binkley
Silvicultural Options to Conserve and Sequester Carbon in Forest Systems: Preliminary Economic Assessment, R.K. Dixon
CO2-Taxing, Timber Rotations, and Market Implications, H.F. Hoen and B. Solberg
Compensating for Opportunity Costs in Forest-Based Global Climate Change Mitigation, A. Grainger
Optimal Subsidies for Carbon: Cost-Effectiveness and Distributional Considerations, E. Ley and R.A. Sedjo
Carbon Sequestration and Tree Plantations: A Case Study in Argentina, E. Ley and R.A. Sedjo
The Economic and Environmental Impact of Paper Recycling, S. Bystrom and L. Lönnstedt
Forest Biomass-Based Mitigation Strategies: Does the Timing of Carbon Reductions Matter? G. Marland, B. Schlamadinger, and P. Leiby
Forestry Options for Sequestering Carbon in Mexico: Comparative Economic Analysis of Three Case Studies, O. Masera, M.R. Bellon, and G. Segura
The Physical Risks of Reforestation as a Strategy to Offset Global Climate Change, R.J Moulton and J.F. Kelly
Can Recycling of Waste Help us to Sequester Carbon in Forestry? Experimental Results and Economic Visions, L.O. Nilsson
The Cost of Carbon Sequestration in Forests: A Positive Analysis, A.J. Plantinga
The Time Value of Carbon in Bottom-Up Strategies, K.R. Richards
Coercion and Enterprise in the Provision of Environmental Public Goods: The Case of Carbon Sequestration in the United States, K.R. Richards
A Dynamic Model of Forest Carbon Storage in the United States During Climatic Change, B. Sohngen and R. Mendelsohn
Forest Biomass as Carbon Sink-Economic Value and Forest Management/Policy Implications, B. Solberg
Incremental Costs of Carbon Storage in Forestry, Bioenergy, and Land-Use, J.E. Swisher
Assessing Timber and Nontimber Values in Forestry Using a General Equilibrium Framework, W.A. Thompson, G.C. van Kooten, and I. Vertinsky

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