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Forestry for a low carbon future. Integrating forests and wood products in climate change strategies

Abbas, D., Abdelgadir, I., Alvarez, S., Andrasko, K., Animon, I., Baker, K., Baral, A., Beach, R., Bernard, A., Berrahmouni, N., Blaney, R., Blohmke, J., Boucher, J-F, Bouyer, O., Breukink, G., Butler, S., Campbell, J., Canaveira, P., Caurla, S., Cedergren, J., Chen, X., Cobb, R., de Groot, W., Dodoo, A., Dramé, D., Dufour, B., Ellison, D., Flannigan, M., Federici, S., Fornar, E., Frankel, S., Freer-Smith, P., Galante, M., Gaudreault, C., George, S., Gonzalez, R., Guerrero, M., Gustavsson, L., Harlin, A., Harper, R.ORCID: 0000-0003-0268-2917, Hilmi, M., Hope, E., Iriarte, L., Jafari, M., Jindal, R., Jurgensen, C., Kang, J., Kant, P., Kant, S., Kauppila, K., Khadka, N., Kraskovska, A., Mohan Kumar, B., Kurz, W., Lansbergen, P., Laturi, J., Le Crom, M., Lemprière, T., Liagre, L., Linhares-Juvenal, T., Lintunen, J., Lundblad, M., Macqueen, D., Mallett, R., Marques, F., McKenney, D., Miner, R., Mittendorf, T., Moonen, P., Mpagalile, J., Mulder, I., Mwangi, M., Namikawa, I., Nijnik, M., Nuottamo, O., Opal, C., Palma, V.M., Papaspyropoulos, K., Pasca, S., Patel, B., Patel, P., Paunonen, S., Pellegrino, L., Petersson, H., Plantinga, A.J., Fajardo, A.M.P., Ranalli, I., Rezende, M., Rose, S., Rüter, S., Saarivuori, E., Sandker, M., Sartório, R., Sathre, R., Sedjo, R., Sjølie, H.K., Smyth, C., Snowdon, P., Sohi, S., Stocks, B.J., Tartanac, F., Taylor, R., Tissari, J., Tracogna, A., Tubiello, F., Uusivuori, J., Valsta, L., van Kooten, G.C., Whiteman, A., Woods, A., Ximenes, F., Yemshanov, D., Zanetti, E. and Xia, Z. (2016) Forestry for a low carbon future. Integrating forests and wood products in climate change strategies. FAO Forestry Paper. No. 177 .

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Following the introduction, Chapter 2 provides an overview of mitigation in the forest sector, addressing the handling of forests under UNFCCC. Chapters 3 to 5 focus on forest-based mitigation options – afforestation, reforestation, REDD+ and forest management – and Chapters 6 and 7 focus on wood-product based options – wood energy and green building and furnishing. The publication describes these activities in the context of UNFCCC rules, assessing their mitigation potential and economic attrac tiveness as well as opportunities and challenges for implementation. Chapter 8 discusses the different considerations involved in choosing the right mix of options as well as some of the instruments and means for implementation. Chapter 8 also highlights the co-benefits generated by forest-based mitigation and emphasizes that economic assessment of mitigation options needs to take these benefits into account. The concluding chapter assesses national commitments under UNFCCC involving forest miti gation and summarizes the challenges and opportunities.

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Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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