Environmental and Resource Economics

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 139–165 | Cite as

The economics of managing carbon via forestry: Assessment of existing studies

  • Roger A. Sedjo
  • Joe Wisniewski
  • Alaric V. Sample
  • John D. Kinsman
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to assess the existing studies on the economics of using forests as a means of mitigating atmospheric carbon build-up. This assessment addresses conceptual and empirical issues and provides a basis for a comprehensive and cost efficient forest management strategy. Critical needs and opportunities for future research are identified.

Key words

Carbon dioxide costs economics forestry greenhouse effect mitigation sequestration sink 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger A. Sedjo
    • 1
  • Joe Wisniewski
    • 2
  • Alaric V. Sample
    • 3
  • John D. Kinsman
    • 4
  1. 1.Resources for the FutureWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Wisniewski & Associates, Inc.Falls ChurchUSA
  3. 3.American ForestsWashington, DC
  4. 4.Edison Electric InstituteWashington, DCUSA

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