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Climate Change Mitigation and European Land Use Policies

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Edited by: Neil Adger

ISBN13: 9780851991856
ISBN: 0851991858
Published: October 1997
Publisher: CABI Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00



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The UN Convention on Climate Change requires countries to reduce their polluting greenhouse gas emissions from all sources including agriculture, forestry and land use. Emissions associated with land use are inherent in modern farming and forestry practices, with the commitments under the Convention representing a clear challenge to restructuring Europe's agriculture and forestry policies. This book primarily considers the actions of Europe and other regions in reducing land use related greenhouse gas fluxes, while recognizing that the array of economic and political pressures for CAP reform and sustainable land use are fundamentally intertwined.;The book is aimed at practitioners, academics and policy makers in the field of agriculture and forestry who wish to understand the importance of the global emissions issue for European and global land use. Individual contributors, from 10 countries, consider greenhouse gas emissions at the sub-national, national, EU and global scales. Efficiency, equity and implications of policy in this area are the primary focus of the volume.

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Subjects:
Environmental Law
Contents:
Land use and greenhouse gas emissions in Europe; economic instruments at the agriculture forest interface; global forestry options for mitigating climate change; estimating the economic costs of global climate change impacts; discounting and climate change policy; impacts of climate change on global timber markets and implications for mitigation; the Common Agricultural Policy and afforestation in Germany; agroforestry to offset the greenhouse effect in Mexico; policy instruments for multi-purpose forestry - farm woodlands and carbon flux; evaluation of carbon fixation in Swedish forests in national accounting framework; policies for large-scale mitigation in Argentina; carbon credits and institutions in Russia; forest sector management in Finland; impact of energy taxes in Dutch agriculture; agricultural policy and UK carbon fluxes; European beef production and greenhouse gas emissions.