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Forestry and Climate Change
     

Forestry and Climate Change

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

ISBN-10: 1845932943

ISBN-13: 9781845932947

Pub. Date: 12/13/2007

Publisher: CAB International North America

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845932947
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
12/13/2007
Series:
CABI Publishing Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.87(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

I Introduction, 1. Personal Introduction, 2. Forests and Climate Change: the Knowledge-base for Action, II Climate Change, Forestry and the Science-Policy Interface, 3. Present and Future Global Carbon Sources and Sinks, 4. Global Forest Sector: Trends, Threats and Opportunities, 5. Carbon Sequestration as a Forestry Opportunity in a Changing Climate, 6. Forests and Climate Change: Global Understandings and Possible Responses, 7. The Forest Science-Policy Interface, III Forestry Options for Contributing to Climate Change Mitigation, 8. Causes of Gaps Between Perceived Potentials and Actual Implementation of Forest-sector Mitigation Activities, 9. Forests Remove Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere: Spruce Forest Tales!, 10. Afforestation, Reforestation and Reduced Deforestation to Sequester Carbon and Reduce Emissions, 11. Energy and Fuelwood, 12. Carbon in Wood Products and Product Substitution, 13. Towards a High Resolution Forest Carbon Balance for Europe Based on Inventory Data, 14. Forestry in Europe Under Changing Climate and Land Use, IV Impacts of Climate Change on Forests: Options for Adaptation, 15. Soils and Waste Management: A Challenge to Climate Change, 16. Impacts of Climate Change on Forest Soil Carbon: Principles, Factors, Models, Uncertainties, 17. Direct Effects of Elevated Carbon Dioxide on Forest Tree Productivity, 18. Impacts of Climate Change on Natural and Semi-Natural Forest Ecosystem, 19. Forest Responses to Global Change in North America: Interacting Forces Define a Research Agenda, V National and International Frameworks: Current and Future Policy, 20. National Forest Monitoring Systems: Purposes, Options and Status, 21. Conservation of Biodiversity in Boreal Forests: the Russian Experience, 22. International Forest Policy and Options for Climate Change Forest Policy in Developing Countries, 23. Addressing Deforestation and Forest Degradation Through International Policy, VI Implications for Future Forestry and Related Environmental and Development Policy, 24. Risks and Uncertainties, 25. Governance and Climate Change, 26. Response of the Forestry Sector, 27. Commercial and Project-based Responses and Associated Research Initiatives in the Forest Sector, 28. Forests and Climate Change: Conclusions and the Way Forward

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