Managing carbon trading risk using redwood

Silcock, Paul
November 2009
New Zealand Tree Grower;Nov2009, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p7
The article describes the use of redwood to minimise risk and increase returns for post-1989 forest owners opting into the Emissions Trading Scheme in New Zealand. A positive cashflow may be obtained by using the stumpage revenue to cover carbon liabilities. An owner may also decide to make an investment into a carbon reservoir to cover the liabilities of the radiata crop. Analysis shows that using returns from carbon trading to establish forest area has been shown to work.


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