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Main Title Climate change and international deforestation legislative analysis / {electronic resource} :
Author Sheikh, Pervaze A.
Publisher Congressional Research Service,
Place Published Washington, DC :
Year Published 2008
Report Number RL34634
OCLC Number 245534911
Subject Added Ent Climatic changes--Environmental aspects; Global temperature changes--Environmental aspects; Global warming--Environmental aspects; Deforestation; Forest conservation
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://opencrs.com/document/RL34634
Holdings
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBM POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/05/2008
Collation {10} p. : digital, PDF file
Notes "August 22, 2008." "Order code RL34634." Deforestation accounts for nearly 20% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions in the world. Deforestation results in carbon emissions when trees and underlying vegetation are burning or decomposing. Deforested areas that are later cultivated also release carbon to the atmosphere when soil carbon is oxidized. Further, deforested areas converted to other land uses (e.g., pastures) might sequester less carbon than forests, enabling greater levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. Providing incentives to prevent deforestation in foreign countries has been proposed in climate change legislation. An objective of this legislation is to provide funding from carbon markets to assist foreign countries in reducing deforestation and increasing forest restoration and afforestation. Challenges to this approach include implementing deforestation reduction activities in developing countries that may lack the capacity to monitor and enforce measures, avoiding harm to indigenous communities who rely on forest resources, and matching policies with the various drivers of deforestation in different regions around the world. Legislative policies on deforestation and climate change are analyzed in this report, and challenges for restoring forests in the tropics are discussed. Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 5, 2008).
Access Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Author Added Ent
Gorte, Ross W.;
Sidener, Jessica.
Corporate Au Added Ent Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
PUB Date Free Form 2008.
Series Title Traced CRS report for Congress ; RL34634
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20080905105203
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02719nam 2200421Ia 45020


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