Reducing Emissions from Peatland Deforestation and Degradation: Carbon Emission and Opportunity Costs.

TitleReducing Emissions from Peatland Deforestation and Degradation: Carbon Emission and Opportunity Costs.
Publication TypeWorkshop Papers
AuthorsAgus F, Suyanto S, Wahyunto, van Noordwijk M
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
PublisherPaper presented at the International Symposium and Workshop on Tropical Peatland
Place PublishedYogyakarta, Indonesia
Year of Publication2007
Pagination6
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractThe approximately 20% of CO2 emissions that are lost as a result of forest and peat land degradation have been neglected in the purview of climate change mechanisms. This paper gives an estimate of CO2 emissions from different land use systems and the corresponding opportunity costs for avoided deforestation of Indonesian peat lands.
KeywordsAgriculture, ASB, drainage, oil palm, opportunity costs, peatland fires, REDD
URLhttp://www.worldagroforestry.org/sea/publication?do=view_pub_detail&pub_no=PP0245-08
Citation Key685