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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)
There is consensus that payments for biodiversity services are a promising conservation tool, yet the implementation of applied schemes has been lagging behind. This paper explores some reasons why potential biodiversity buyers may hesitate. It describes the case of an unsuccessful attempt to establish a community conservation concession in the village of(More)
CIFOR is a leading international forestry research organisation established in 1993 in response to global concerns about the social, environmental, and economic consequences of forest loss and degradation. CIFOR is dedicated to developing policies and technologies for sustainable use and management of forests, and for enhancing the well-being of people in(More)
In this review paper, we assess the economical, governance, and technical conditions that shape forest management in tropical Latin America with particular regard to efforts to reduce forest-based carbon emissions. We provide a framework for discussions about ways to improve forest management that achieve environmental objectives while promoting local and(More)
  • Ricardo Bayon, J Steven, Lovink Wouter, J Veening, D C Washington, Ricardo Bayon Financing +16 others
  • 2000
a private corporate finance and venture development company based in Washington, D.C. Ricardo Bayon, an independent consultant , was affiliated with IUCN at the time of this writing. The authors would like to acknowledge Lorenzo Rosenzweig of AMBIO Consultores (Mexico) and Pedro Filho Leitao of FUNBIO (Brazil) for their active support. They are also(More)