Browsing by Subject "Forests"

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  • Poirson, Evan; Hartman, Ashley; Hoagland, Chris; Yu, Michael (2014-04-25)
    At its inception in 2007, the United Nations-sponsored Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) mechanism had one primary goal: to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions from the global forest sector, ...
  • McClanahan, Paige (2008-12-05)
    Deforestation and forest degradation account for one fifth of greenhouse gas emissions around the world, second only to fossil fuel combustion. While the Kyoto Protocol has no mechanism that aims to stop forest loss, climate ...
  • Kohlhoff, Lindsay (2009-04-24)
    Covering roughly 30% of global land area (4 billion ha2) and storing more than double the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, forest ecosystems act as an enormous carbon reservoir or “sink”. The potential of forests to ...