Climate change and forest sinks: Factors affecting the costs of carbon sequestration
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The possibility of encouraging the growth of forests as a means of sequestering carbon dioxide has received considerable attention, partly because of evidence that this can be a relatively inexpensive means of combating climate change. But how sensitive are such estimates to specific conditions? We examine the sensitivity of carbon sequestration costs to changes in critical factors, including the nature of management and deforestation regimes, silvicultural species, relative prices, and discount rates. (C) 2000 Academic Press.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1006/jeem.1999.1120
Publication InfoNewell, RG; & Stavins, RN (2000). Climate change and forest sinks: Factors affecting the costs of carbon sequestration. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 40(3). pp. 211-235. 10.1006/jeem.1999.1120. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/10272.
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Dr. Richard G. Newell is the President and CEO of Resources for the Future (RFF), an independent, nonprofit research institution that improves environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the administrator of the US Energy Information Administration, the agency responsible for official US government energy statistics and analysis. Dr. Newell is an adjunct professor at Duke University, where he