Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1462
Title: Biodiversity co-benefits of policies to reduce forest-carbon emissions
Authors: Phelps, J.
Webb, E.L. 
Adams, W.M.
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Citation: Phelps, J., Webb, E.L., Adams, W.M. (2012-07). Biodiversity co-benefits of policies to reduce forest-carbon emissions. Nature Climate Change 2 (7) : 497-503. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1462
Abstract: Climate change and biodiversity loss are leading environmental crises that converge most critically in tropical forests. Policies for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation are often portrayed as win-win solutions for forest-based climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation. However, the win-win narrative has obscured necessary trade-offs and a range of alternative policy approaches, insulating policymakers from difficult, potentially unpopular decisions. We provide a typology that characterizes the five underlying policy approaches for linking forest-based climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation and their related trade-offs. Such clarification will enable policymakers and stakeholders to better articulate their positions in the protracted and controversial biodiversity co-benefits debate that is at the centre of contemporary conservation efforts. © 2012 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Nature Climate Change
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/102412
ISSN: 1758678X
DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1462
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