Harnessing carbon payments to protect biodiversity
Venter, Oscar, Laurance, William F., Iwamura, Takuya, Wilson, Kerrie A., Fuller, Richard A., and Possingham, Hugh P. (2009) Harnessing carbon payments to protect biodiversity. Science, 326 (5958). p. 1368.
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The rapid destruction of tropical forests produces ~20% of anthropogenic carbon emissions and poses one of the greatest perils to global biodiversity. A highly anticipated carbon-payment mechanism termed REDD (reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation) is increasing incentives to protect threatened forests. REDD funding could soon dwarf all other spending for tropical conservation.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
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|Keywords:||biodiversity conservation, carbon trading, deforestation, tropical forests, tropical biology|
|FoR Codes:||06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0699 Other Biological Sciences > 069902 Global Change Biology @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||17 Dec 2009 10:33|
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