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Forests, economics, and climate change

Forests, economics, and climate change Climate Law 2 (2011) 439–446 DOI 10.3233/CL-2011-044 IOS Press Review essay Annalisa Savaresi* Books discussed in this essay 1. Deforestation and Climate Change: Reducing Carbon Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, edited by Valentina Bosetti and Ruben Lubowski (Edward Elgar, 2010, 190 pp., £65.00, ISBN 9781848448247). 2. Climate Change: Financing Global Forests – The Eliasch Review, by Johan Eliasch (Earthscan, 2008, 288 pp., pk £29.99, ISBN 9781844077731). 3. Payments for Environmental Services, Forest Conservation and Climate Change: Livelihoods in the REDD?, edited by Luca Tacconi, Sango Mahanty, and Helen Suich (Edward Elgar, 2010, 288 pp., £69.95, ISBN 9781849802994). The books reviewed here all deal with the role of avoided deforestation and sustainable forest uses in mitigating climate change. Negotiations on renewed commitments under the UNFCCC have drawn unprecedented attention to this issue. Forestry is a major contributor to anthropogenic climate change and accounts for around 12 to 18 per cent of global carbon emissions.1 These emissions are largely associated with deforestation, that is, the net loss of forest cover that is not restored by subsequent reforestation or afforestation. Since 2007 REDD has become a centrepiece in negotiations on long-term cooperative action under the Convention, as outlined in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Climate Law IOS Press

Forests, economics, and climate change

Climate Law , Volume 2 (3) – Jan 1, 2011

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Climate Law 2 (2011) 439–446 DOI 10.3233/CL-2011-044 IOS Press Review essay Annalisa Savaresi* Books discussed in this essay 1. Deforestation and Climate Change: Reducing Carbon Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, edited by Valentina Bosetti and Ruben Lubowski (Edward Elgar, 2010, 190 pp., £65.00, ISBN 9781848448247). 2. Climate Change: Financing Global Forests – The Eliasch Review, by Johan Eliasch (Earthscan, 2008, 288 pp., pk £29.99, ISBN 9781844077731). 3. Payments for Environmental Services, Forest Conservation and Climate Change: Livelihoods in the REDD?, edited by Luca Tacconi, Sango Mahanty, and Helen Suich (Edward Elgar, 2010, 288 pp., £69.95, ISBN 9781849802994). The books reviewed here all deal with the role of avoided deforestation and sustainable forest uses in mitigating climate change. Negotiations on renewed commitments under the UNFCCC have drawn unprecedented attention to this issue. Forestry is a major contributor to anthropogenic climate change and accounts for around 12 to 18 per cent of global carbon emissions.1 These emissions are largely associated with deforestation, that is, the net loss of forest cover that is not restored by subsequent reforestation or afforestation. Since 2007 REDD has become a centrepiece in negotiations on long-term cooperative action under the Convention, as outlined in the

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