Economics of climate change mitigation options in the forest sector
In recent decades, there has been growing interest in the role of forests and forest products in climate change mitigation. This has resulted in a number of initiatives such as REDD+, the development of markets for forest carbon, the promotion of green building and other wood uses and many policies to encourage the development and use of bioenergy. While the range of potential mitigation options in the forest sector is quite wide, many countries and regions have tended to focus largely on one or two options in their investments and policy measures. It is likely that this is partly due to a lack of information about the costs and benefits of different options and uncertainties about the feasibility of implementing various policy measures. This online conference will explore how a wide range of different interventions in the forest sector might help to mitigate climate change, based on existing country experiences as well as analyses of the costs and benefits of various options under a range of different circumstances.
The conference sessions are structured under two themes, as follows:
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Economics Team, FAO Forestry Department with support from FAO’s Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) programme