Climate change and forest sinks: Factors affecting the costs of carbon sequestration

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The possibility of encouraging the growth of forests as a means of sequestering carbon dioxide has received considerable attention, partly because of evidence that this can be a relatively inexpensive means of combating climate change. But how sensitive are such estimates to specific conditions? We examine the sensitivity of carbon sequestration costs to changes in critical factors, including the nature of management and deforestation regimes, silvicultural species, relative prices, and discount rates. (C) 2000 Academic Press.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Newell, RG; Stavins, RN

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 211 - 235

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-0696

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1006/jeem.1999.1120

Citation Source

  • Scopus