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The Significance of Property Rights in Biotic Sequestration of Carbon

Alastair Lucas

in Property and the Law in Energy and Natural Resources

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579853
eISBN:
9780191722745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579853.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter explores the role of property rights in the design of appropriate legal structures for biotic carbon sequestration. The objective is a regime that permits creation of biotic ... More


Atmospheric Police: Delegated Authority in the Clean Development Mechanism

Jessica F. Green

in Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157580
eISBN:
9781400848669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157580.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines why states decided to delegate key monitoring tasks to private actors in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. It first provides an overview of the ... More


Credibility in Carbon Neutral Eco-Labeling

Hamish van der Ven

in Beyond Greenwash: Explaining Credibility in Transnational Eco-Labeling

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190866006
eISBN:
9780190866037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190866006.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Environmental Politics

This chapter further tests the aiming big hypothesis by tracing the origin and evolution of four ELOs that certify carbon neutrality or carbon reduction efforts: The Carbon Trust, The CarbonNeutral ... More


Terrestrial carbon sequestration and storage

Marc Conte, Erik Nelson, Karen Carney, Cinzia Fissore, Nasser Olwero, Andrew J. Plantinga, Bill Stanley, and Taylor Ricketts

in Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199588992
eISBN:
9780191774638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588992.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter presents a methodology for estimating carbon sequestration and storage (i.e., change in storage over time) on a landscape and the social value of the sequestration process. It presents ... More


The Economics of Carbon Offsets

James B. Bushnell and Ryan Sandler

in The Design and Implementation of US Climate Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226269146
eISBN:
9780226921983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921983.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses the potential of carbon offset mechanisms for reducing mitigation costs. Offset programs involve paying firms to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions rather than raising the ... More


The Conservation Fund’s Garcia River Forest, California

Chris Kelly

in Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The 24,000-acre Garcia River Forest, about 100 miles north of San Francisco, is a coastal redwood/Douglas fir forest owned by The Conservation Fund (TCF), a national nonprofit organization that ... More


Offset Spread Options in the European Carbon Market

Timothy Fitzgerald

in Emissions Trading as a Policy Instrument: Evaluation and Prospects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029285
eISBN:
9780262330435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029285.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Observers of the European Union Emissions Trading System have puzzled over the use, or lack thereof, of carbon offset credits. Emitters eschewed an arbitrage opportunity by forgoing these credits to ... More


Isn’t There a Better Way? (No, There Isn’t)

Gilbert E. Metcalf

in Paying for Pollution: Why a Carbon Tax is Good for America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190694197
eISBN:
9780190694227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694197.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews alternative approaches to putting a price on pollution to control greenhouse gas emissions. It reviews the history of the Clean Air Act and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) ... More


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