Rescuing forests from the carbon trap

Hemant Ojha, Tek Maraseni, Andrea Nightingale, Basundhara Bhattarai, Dil Khatri

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Abstract

As climate policies incentivise forest carbon enhancement, forest ecosystems have been reduced to carbon forestry. As a result, the potential of forests for both the natural world and human beings is being severely compromised. Co-benefits to ecosystems and communities have often been presented as a solution but without much effect. In this paper, we highlight how the current discourse on forest and climate change has become carbon centric, masking the overall resilience building potential of forest ecosystems. We also explore potential ways forward.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalForest Policy and Economics
Volume101
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

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Ojha, H., Maraseni, T., Nightingale, A., Bhattarai, B., & Khatri, D. (2019). Rescuing forests from the carbon trap. Forest Policy and Economics, 101, 15-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2019.01.007
Ojha, Hemant ; Maraseni, Tek ; Nightingale, Andrea ; Bhattarai, Basundhara ; Khatri, Dil. / Rescuing forests from the carbon trap. In: Forest Policy and Economics. 2019 ; Vol. 101. pp. 15-18.
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Rescuing forests from the carbon trap. / Ojha, Hemant; Maraseni, Tek; Nightingale, Andrea; Bhattarai, Basundhara; Khatri, Dil.

In: Forest Policy and Economics, Vol. 101, 01.04.2019, p. 15-18.

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Ojha H, Maraseni T, Nightingale A, Bhattarai B, Khatri D. Rescuing forests from the carbon trap. Forest Policy and Economics. 2019 Apr 1;101:15-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2019.01.007