Carbon gains, losses and risks

McLaren, Piers
February 2008
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2008, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p7
The article focuses on understanding carbon gains, losses and risks in forestry, in line with the release of the new Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in New Zealand. The article stresses that to be able to gain understanding in this area, one must first understand some concepts and terminology, particularly afforestation and deforestation. The article also discusses ways for forest owners to avoid penalties from the government as well as awarding credits to post-1989 forest owners and the benefits and disadvantages of carbon pooling.


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