Think tank reveals plan to manage tropical forests

Tollefson, Jeff
July 2008
Nature;7/24/2008, Vol. 454 Issue 7203, p373
Academic Journal
The article reports on the proposal to integrate long-term forest management into an international agreement on stopping deforestation, released on July 18, 2006 by the Terrestrial Carbon Group, which is consists of international scientists, economists and land policy experts. Accordingly, the main intention is to group together all the carbon locked up in tropical forests and permit all countries to cash in on forest protection by swapping carbon credits without due thought whether logging is a present problem within their boundaries. Moreover, Dan Nepstad of the Terrestrial Carbon Group believed that the need for a comprehensive solution for dealing with all tropical forests was emphasized in their proposal. However, there is still a confusion if the proposal has political legs.


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