Plantations and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation: A Short Review

Table of Contents

Based on the work of
Pedro Moura-Costa and Louise Aukland
Edited by D. J. Mead
March 2001

Forest Plantations Thematic Papers

Forestry Department
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Forest Resources Development Service
Forest Resources Division
Forestry Department

Working Paper FP/12
FAO, Rome (Italy)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

2. Policy background

2.1. The UNFCCC and the concept of Joint Implementation
2.2. The ‘Activities Implemented Jointly’ pilot phase
2.3. The Kyoto Protocol
2.4. Project-based mechanisms: the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI)
2.5. The clean development mechanism and forestry - are land use changes eligible?

3. Scientific concepts

4. Market evolution

4.1. Early days: voluntary projects
4.2. UNCED and early generation Joint Implementation projects (1992-1994)
4.3. Activities Implemented Jointly pilot phase: more uncertainty (1994-1996)
4.4. The Kyoto protocol and its aftermath (post 1998)

5. Ways forward



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