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International Market Solutions to Protect Tropical Rainforests

Robert O’Sullivan and Rick Saines

in Legal Aspects of Carbon Trading: Kyoto, Copenhagen, and beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565931
eISBN:
9780191722028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565931.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Private International Law

Tropical forests play a crucial role in the global carbon cycle and have consequently moved to the forefront of the discussion about how to effectively reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions ... More


Forest Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Adrian Newton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567448
eISBN:
9780191717895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567448.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Forest conservation has become one of the most important environmental issues currently facing humanity, as a result of widespread deforestation and forest degradation. Pressures on remaining natural ... More


Forests

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter characterizes forest as a resource and describes its centrality for the supply of a huge range of eco-services to human society. It classifies forests according to density and quality and ... More


Forest Degradation in the Himalayas: Determinants and Policy Options

Jean-Marie Baland, Sanghamitra Das, and Dilip Mookherjee

in Environment and Development Economics: Essays in Honour of Sir Partha Dasgupta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199677856
eISBN:
9780191757266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677856.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter summarizes findings from a decade-long project on forest degradation in the mid-Himalayan region of India and Nepal. The analysis is based on data for Nepal and fieldwork conducted in ... More


Forest Regeneration following Selective Logging and Land-Use Synergisms

Robin L. Chazdon

in Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117911
eISBN:
9780226118109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter summarizes how tropical forests regenerate after logging and how interactions between logging operations and other disturbances can seriously derail regeneration pathways. Selective ... More


Comments by Geoffrey Heal on “Forest Degradation in the Himalayas”

Scott Barrett, Karl-Göran Mäler, and Eric S. Maskin (eds)

in Environment and Development Economics: Essays in Honour of Sir Partha Dasgupta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199677856
eISBN:
9780191757266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677856.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The commentary discusses the importance of forests as a component of natural capital, emphasizing the benefits for affecting the carbon cycle and, hence, the global climate. A rough calculation is ... More


Payment for ecosystem services: the role of REDD + in primate conservation

John Garcia-Ulloa and Lian Pin Koh

in An Introduction to Primate Conservation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198703389
eISBN:
9780191824067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703389.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Payments for ecosystem services have the potential to conserve primate habitat by paying landowners for the preservation or enhancement of ecosystem processes, such as carbon storage, water ... More


Leaving Oil under the Amazon: The Yasuní-ITT Initiative as a Postpetroleum Model?

Pamela L. Martin

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Pamela Martin analyzes one of the world’s leading examples of the politics of keeping oil in the ground: the Yasuní-ITT Initiative of Ecuador, a nationwide effort to leave untouched a portion of ... More


Institutions and Environmental Change: Principal Findings, Applications, and Research Frontiers

Oran R. Young, Leslie A. King, and Heike Schroeder (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262240574
eISBN:
9780262286589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262240574.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Studies have shown that institutions play a crucial role both in causing and in addressing problems arising from human–environment interactions. But the nature of this role is complex and not easily ... More


Coastal Zone Development in Southeast Asia

P. P. Wong

in The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199248025
eISBN:
9780191917530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199248025.003.0035
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Coastal environments of Southeast Asia have been discussed in Chapter 11. This chapter focuses on the utilization of the region’s coastal resources, reflecting not only its varied physical ... More


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