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Seeing the trees for the carbon: agroforestry for development and carbon mitigation

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dc.contributor.author Anderson, Emily K.
dc.contributor.author Zerriffi, Hisham
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-05T03:57:53Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-05T03:57:53Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-03
dc.identifier.citation Anderson, E.K. and H. Zerriffi. 2012. Seeing the trees for the carbon: agroforestry for development and carbon mitigation. Climatic Change, 115(3-4), 741-757. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-012-0456-y. The final publication is available at www.springerlink.com. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/43646
dc.description.abstract Land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) activities will play an important role in global climate change mitigation. Many carbon schemes require the delivery of both climate and rural development benefits by mitigation activities conducted in developing countries. Agroforestry is a LULUCF activity that is gaining attention because of its potential to deliver climate benefits as well as rural development benefits to smallholders. There is hope that agroforestry can deliver co-benefits for climate and development; however experience with early projects suggests co-benefits are difficult to achieve in practice. We review the literature on agroforestry, participatory rural development, tree-based carbon projects and co-benefit carbon projects to look at how recommended project characteristics align when trying to generate different types of benefits. We conclude that there is considerable tension inherent in designing co-benefit smallholder agroforestry projects. We suggest that designing projects to seek ancillary benefits rather than co-benefits may help to reduce this tension. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher SpringerLink en
dc.relation.ispartof Institute for Resources, the Environment and Sustainability (IRES) Research Papers en
dc.subject agroforestry en
dc.subject rural development en
dc.subject climate change mitigation en
dc.subject smallholder en
dc.title Seeing the trees for the carbon: agroforestry for development and carbon mitigation en
dc.type Text en
dc.contributor.supervisor Zerriffi, Hisham
dc.type.text Article en
dc.type.text Postprint en
dc.description.affiliation Liu Institute for Global Issues (LIGI) en
dc.description.affiliation Science, Faculty of en
dc.description.affiliation Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Institute for (IRES) en
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en
dc.rights.copyright Springer Science + Business Media en
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en
dc.date.gss 2013-03-27T21:28:23Z

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