REDD+ and climate: Thinking beyond carbon

C. Kendra Gotangco Castillo, Leigh Raymond, Kevin Gurney

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Scientific research shows that deforestation can drive climate not only through changes in carbon stocks but also through biophysical feedbacks. These can alter the climate effectiveness of emission reductions and will thus have important implications for REDD+. Explored here are the implications for motivating tropical developing country participation, and for motivating efforts to measure integrated biophysical-carbon climate impacts of land use change. In the tropics, biophysical impacts of deforestation are found to enhance local warming, which suggests that REDD+ participants benefit from a locally concentrated good in the form of local climate impacts, in addition to the global public good in the form of emissions reductions. To capture the breadth of climate impacts of land use change, composite biophysical-carbon indices have been proposed, but are hampered by issues of scale and uncertainty. These issues must at least be acknowledged in policy discussions to allow land-based initiatives to move forward in a holistic manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-466
Number of pages10
JournalCarbon Management
Volume3
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

Fingerprint

climate effect
deforestation
land use change
carbon
climate
warming
developing world
emission reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

Cite this

Gotangco Castillo, C. K., Raymond, L., & Gurney, K. (2012). REDD+ and climate: Thinking beyond carbon. Carbon Management, 3(5), 457-466. https://doi.org/10.4155/cmt.12.54

REDD+ and climate : Thinking beyond carbon. / Gotangco Castillo, C. Kendra; Raymond, Leigh; Gurney, Kevin.

In: Carbon Management, Vol. 3, No. 5, 10.2012, p. 457-466.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gotangco Castillo, CK, Raymond, L & Gurney, K 2012, 'REDD+ and climate: Thinking beyond carbon', Carbon Management, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 457-466. https://doi.org/10.4155/cmt.12.54
Gotangco Castillo CK, Raymond L, Gurney K. REDD+ and climate: Thinking beyond carbon. Carbon Management. 2012 Oct;3(5):457-466. https://doi.org/10.4155/cmt.12.54
Gotangco Castillo, C. Kendra ; Raymond, Leigh ; Gurney, Kevin. / REDD+ and climate : Thinking beyond carbon. In: Carbon Management. 2012 ; Vol. 3, No. 5. pp. 457-466.
@article{15eaa05ef79e4b50a88d1b882ba17fe5,
title = "REDD+ and climate: Thinking beyond carbon",
abstract = "Scientific research shows that deforestation can drive climate not only through changes in carbon stocks but also through biophysical feedbacks. These can alter the climate effectiveness of emission reductions and will thus have important implications for REDD+. Explored here are the implications for motivating tropical developing country participation, and for motivating efforts to measure integrated biophysical-carbon climate impacts of land use change. In the tropics, biophysical impacts of deforestation are found to enhance local warming, which suggests that REDD+ participants benefit from a locally concentrated good in the form of local climate impacts, in addition to the global public good in the form of emissions reductions. To capture the breadth of climate impacts of land use change, composite biophysical-carbon indices have been proposed, but are hampered by issues of scale and uncertainty. These issues must at least be acknowledged in policy discussions to allow land-based initiatives to move forward in a holistic manner.",
author = "{Gotangco Castillo}, {C. Kendra} and Leigh Raymond and Kevin Gurney",
year = "2012",
month = "10",
doi = "10.4155/cmt.12.54",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "3",
pages = "457--466",
journal = "Carbon Management",
issn = "1758-3004",
publisher = "Future Science",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - REDD+ and climate

T2 - Thinking beyond carbon

AU - Gotangco Castillo, C. Kendra

AU - Raymond, Leigh

AU - Gurney, Kevin

PY - 2012/10

Y1 - 2012/10

N2 - Scientific research shows that deforestation can drive climate not only through changes in carbon stocks but also through biophysical feedbacks. These can alter the climate effectiveness of emission reductions and will thus have important implications for REDD+. Explored here are the implications for motivating tropical developing country participation, and for motivating efforts to measure integrated biophysical-carbon climate impacts of land use change. In the tropics, biophysical impacts of deforestation are found to enhance local warming, which suggests that REDD+ participants benefit from a locally concentrated good in the form of local climate impacts, in addition to the global public good in the form of emissions reductions. To capture the breadth of climate impacts of land use change, composite biophysical-carbon indices have been proposed, but are hampered by issues of scale and uncertainty. These issues must at least be acknowledged in policy discussions to allow land-based initiatives to move forward in a holistic manner.

AB - Scientific research shows that deforestation can drive climate not only through changes in carbon stocks but also through biophysical feedbacks. These can alter the climate effectiveness of emission reductions and will thus have important implications for REDD+. Explored here are the implications for motivating tropical developing country participation, and for motivating efforts to measure integrated biophysical-carbon climate impacts of land use change. In the tropics, biophysical impacts of deforestation are found to enhance local warming, which suggests that REDD+ participants benefit from a locally concentrated good in the form of local climate impacts, in addition to the global public good in the form of emissions reductions. To capture the breadth of climate impacts of land use change, composite biophysical-carbon indices have been proposed, but are hampered by issues of scale and uncertainty. These issues must at least be acknowledged in policy discussions to allow land-based initiatives to move forward in a holistic manner.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84867566634&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84867566634&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.4155/cmt.12.54

DO - 10.4155/cmt.12.54

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84867566634

VL - 3

SP - 457

EP - 466

JO - Carbon Management

JF - Carbon Management

SN - 1758-3004

IS - 5

ER -