Why forests? Why now? : the science, economics, and politics of tropical forests and climate change

by Seymour, Frances,

Format: Print Book 2016
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction SD411.S49 2016
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Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  SD411.S49 2016

Tropical forests are an undervalued asset in meeting the greatest global challenges of our time--averting climate change and promoting development. Despite their importance, tropical forests and their ecosystems are being destroyed at a high and even increasing rate in most forest-rich countries. The good news is that the science, economics, and politics are aligned to support a major international effort over the next five years to reverse tropical deforestation.

Why Forests? Why Now? synthesizes the latest evidence on the importance of tropical forests in a way that is accessible to anyone interested in climate change and development and to readers already familiar with the problem of deforestation. It makes the case to decisionmakers in rich countries that rewarding developing countries for protecting their forests is urgent, affordable, and achievable.

Additional Information
Subjects Forest conservation.
Forest conservation -- Tropics.
Forests and forestry -- Tropics.
Deforestation -- Prevention.
Climate change mitigation.
Carbon sequestration.
Publisher Washington, DC :Center for Global Development,2016
Contributors Busch, Jonah, author.
Language English
Description xv, 429 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781933286853
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