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'Painting the forest REDD?': prospects for mitigating climate change through reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation

Engel, Stefanie and Palmer, Charles (2008) 'Painting the forest REDD?': prospects for mitigating climate change through reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. IED Newsletter (no. 4).

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Abstract

Evidence for anthropogenic warming of the climate system as a consequence of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including CO2, into the earth’s atmosphere is unequivocal. On current trends, the average global temperature could rise by 2–3 ˚C within the next 50 years. This rise is likely to rapidly change the earth’s climate, for example, leading to rising sea levels and a higher frequency of heat waves and heavy precipitation. Business-as-usual or ‘baseline’ climate change implies increasingly severe economic impacts if action is not taken to mitigate the worse effects.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.ied.ethz.ch/
Additional Information: © 2008 The authors
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 11:11
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 00:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/27961

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