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Rethinking forest carbon assessments to account for policy institutions

Macintosh, Andrew; Keith, Heather; Lindenmayer, David B


There has been extensive debate about whether the sustainable use of forests (forest management aimed at producing a sustainable yield of timber or other products) results in superior climate outcomes to conservation (maintenance or enhancement of conservation values without commercial harvesting). Most of the relevant research has relied on consequential life-cycle assessment (LCA), with the results tending to show that sustainable use has lower net greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions than...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Climate Change
DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2695


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