Tropical reforestation and deforestation and the Kyoto protocol

by Robert Bonnie, Stephan Schwartzman, Sam C. Stier, Stephen F. Siebert
Conservation Biology ()
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Abstract

Tropical deforestation is responsible for approximately 20% of global, anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions, a figure comparable to CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels in the United States. Of course, tropical deforestation also has enormous consequences for biodiversity.

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