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Title: Lower Mainland afforestation site : an experimental carbon offset project
Author: Todd, Jamie
Subject Keywords Afforestation;Lower Mainland, BC;Carbon;Forest stand dynamics
Issue Date: 2012-03-23
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2012-07-17
Series/Report no. University of British Columbia, Forestry Undergraduate Essays/Theses, 2011 winter session, FRST 497
Abstract: This paper describes the modeling of an afforestation project in the Lower Mainland. It follows the BC Forest Carbon Offset Protocol and it uses Tipsy 4.2 and the Canadian Carbon Budget Model to model forest stand dynamics and to examine the changing levels of ecosystem carbon throughout the project lifecycle. Over 100 years, the 10 hectare project sequesters 5,947 tonnes of carbon which is equal to 21,806 tonnes of CO₂ equivalents. Once offsets are modeled and verified, they can be marketed on either voluntary or compliance markets. Some of the issues surrounding carbon offsets include their permanence, their additionality, and their affect on the BC forest industry and these issues are discussed in this paper.
Affiliation: Forestry, Faculty of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42736
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed
Scholarly Level: Undergraduate

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