Forestry and Climate Change

Forestry and Climate Change

by Peter H. Freer-Smith, Mark S. J. Broadmeadow, Jim M. Lynch
     
 

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face - both in terms of its potential impact on our societies and the earth, and the scale of international co-operation that is needed to confront it. Emerging as a component of the international dialogue on the environment and climate, the role of forests in influencing earth systems will need to be assessed.

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Climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face - both in terms of its potential impact on our societies and the earth, and the scale of international co-operation that is needed to confront it. Emerging as a component of the international dialogue on the environment and climate, the role of forests in influencing earth systems will need to be assessed. Drawing together perspectives from researchers and policy makers, this book explores how forests will interact with the physical and natural world, and with human society as the climate changes. Also considered is how the world's forests can be managed to contribute to the mitigation of climate change and to maximize the full range of economic and non-market benefits. Providing an examination of the science, a detailed consideration of the science policy interface and the international frameworks and conventions, this book is valuable reading for all those interested in sustainable forest management, climate change and the associated environmental sciences.

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ISBN-13:
9781845932947
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
12/13/2007
Series:
CABI Publishing Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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Peter H. Freer-Smith

Mark S. J. Broadmeadow

Jim M. Lynch

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii

Contributors ix

Foreword - the Global Forestry Challenge xii

I Introduction 1

1 Personal Introduction Rt. Hon. Lord 3

2 Forests and Climate Change: the Knowledge-base for Action P.H. Freer-Smith M.S.J. Broadmeadow J.M. Lynch 7

II Climate Change, Forestry and the Science-Policy Interface 15

3 Present and Future Carbon Sources and Sinks M. Heimann 17

4 Global Forest Sector: Trends, Threats and Opportunities R. Seppälä 25

5 Carbon Sequestration as a Forestry Opportunity in a Changing Climate J. Burley J. Ebeling P.M. Costa 31

6 Forests and Climate Change: Global Understandings and Possible Responses S. Dresner P. Ekins K. McGeevor J. Tomei 38

7 The Forest Science-Policy Interface L.G. Meira Filho 49

III Forestry Options for Contributing to Climate Change Mitigation 53

8 Causes of Gaps Between Perceived Potentials and Actual Implementation of Forest-sector Mitigation Activities S. Brown W.A. Kurz 55

9 Forests Remove Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere: Spruce Forest Tales! P.G. Jarvis S. Linder 60

10 Afforestation, Reforestation and Reduced Deforestation to Sequester Carbon and Reduce Emissions B. Schlamadinger T. Johns 73

11 Energy and Fuelwood R.E.H. Sims 80

12 Carbon in Wood Products and Product Substitution R. W. Matthews K. Robertson G. Marland E. Marland 91

13 Towards a High Resolution Forest Carbon Balance for Europe Based on Inventory Data G-J. Nabuurs D.C. Van der Werf A.H. Heidema I.J.J. van den Wyngaert 105

14 Forestry in Europe Under Changing Climate and Land Use J. Eggers M. Lindner S. Zudin S. Zaehle J. Liski G-J. Nabuurs 112

IV Impacts of Climate Change on Forests: Options for Adaptation 119

15 Soils and Waste Management: a Challenge to Climate Change J.S. Schepers J.M. Lynch 121

16 Impacts of Climate Change on Forest Soil Carbon: Principles, Factors, Models, Uncertainties M. Reichstein 127

17 Direct Effects of Elevated Carbon Dioxide on Forest Tree Productivity D.F. Karnosky M. Tallis J. Darbah G. Taylor 136

18 Impacts of Climate Change on Temperate Forests and Interaction with Management D. Loustau J. Ogée E. Dufrêne M. Déqué J.-L. Dupouey V. Badeau N. Viovy P. Ciais M.-L. Desprez-Loustau A Roques I. Chuine F. Mouillot 143

19 Forest Responses to Global Change in North America: Interacting Forces Define a Research Agenda A.M. Solomon P.M. Freer-Smith 151

V National and International Frameworks: Current and Future Policy 161

20 National Forest Monitoring Systems: Purposes, Options and Status P. Holmgren L-G. Marklund 163

21 Conservation of Biodiversity in Boreal Forests: the Russian Experience V. Teplyakov 174

22 International Forest Policy and Options for Climate Change Forest Policy in Developing Countries S. Jauregui 184

23 Addressing Deforestation and Forest Degradation Through International Policy G. Badiozamani 197

VI Implications for Future Forestry and Related Environmental and Development Policy 207

24 Risks and Uncertainties W. Harper R.S. Swift 209

25 Governance and Climate Change M.G. Sangster M. Dudley 214

26 Response of the Forestry Sector M.S.J. Broadmeadow J-M. Carnus 218

27 Commercial and Project-based Responses and Associated Research Initiatives in the Forest Sector P.J. Hanson W.A. Kurz 226

28 Forests and Climate Change: Conclusions and the Way Forward T.J.D. Rollinson 233

Index 241

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