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CIFOR Occasional Paper publishes the results of research that is particularly significant to tropical forestry. The content of each paper is peer reviewed internally and externally, and published simultaneously on the web in downloadable format (www.cifor.cgiar.org/publications/papers). Contact publications at cifor@cgiar.org to request a copy. in response(More)
Tropical deforestation is estimated to cause about one-quarter of anthropogenic carbon emissions, loss of biodiversity, and other environmental services. United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change talks are now considering mechanisms for avoiding deforestation (AD), but the economic potential of AD has yet to be addressed. We use three economic(More)
  • Sven Wunder
  • 2007
Payments for environmental services (PES) represent a new, more direct way to promote conservation. They explicitly recognize the need to address difficult trade-offs by bridging the interests of landowners and external actors through compensations. Theoretical assessments praise the advantages of PES over indirect approaches, but in the tropics PES(More)
Disclaimer Any views expressed in this book are those of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the views of the authors' institutions or the financial sponsors of this book. CIFOR advances human wellbeing, environmental conservation, and equity by conducting research to inform policies and practices that affect forests in developing countries.(More)
Approximately 17 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are caused by land-use change and, in particular, the destruction of tropical forests. Reducing land-use change and forest degradation has been shown as a cost-effective way of slowing carbon emissions compared to other mitigation strategies such as curbing emissions from power stations. Decisions(More)
Space Research (INPE) will soon release the latest annual deforestation figure for the Brazilian Amazon 2. It is expected the rate of deforestation will equal last year's appallingly high figure of 2.5 million hectares, and could even be higher. This report explains the link between this frightening increase in deforestation and the growth in international(More)
Miombo woodland is the most extensive tropical seasonal woodland and dry forest formation in Africa, with seventy-five million rural people and 25 million urban dwellers relying on miombo for their livelihoods. Poverty reduction in the miombo countries remains problematic, and deforestation is high. We describe how opportunities for miombo product use are(More)