Received 5 April 2006; revision accepted 29 May 2006.
A New Initiative to Use Carbon Trading for Tropical Forest Conservation
Article first published online: 21 DEC 2006
Volume 39, Issue 1, pages 20–24, January 2007
How to Cite
Laurance, W. F. (2007), A New Initiative to Use Carbon Trading for Tropical Forest Conservation. Biotropica, 39: 20–24. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2006.00229.x
- Issue published online: 21 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 21 DEC 2006
- carbon offsets;
- global warming;
- greenhouse gases;
- Kyoto Protocol;
- old-growth forest;
I describe a new initiative, led by a coalition of developing nations, to devise a viable mechanism for using carbon trading to protect old-growth tropical forests. I highlight some of the practical and political hurdles involved in forest-carbon trading, and explain why this initiative is rapidly gaining broad-based political support.