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Carbon Payments and Low-Cost Conservation

Crossman, N.; Bryan, Brett A.; Summers, David

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A price on carbon is expected to generate demand for carbon offset schemes. This demand could drive investment in tree-based monocultures that provide higher carbon yields than diverse plantings of native tree and shrub species, which sequester less carbon but provide greater variation in vegetation structure and composition. Economic instruments such as species conservation banking, the creation and trading of credits that represent biological-diversity values on private land, could close the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/65600
Source: Conservation Biology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01649.x

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