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Madelene Ostwald co-author of new book on Nordic forests in a global perspective

News: Mar 02, 2015

Madelene Ostwald, member of the GCGD Steering Committee and working at GU-GMV and Chalmers is one of the contributors to the new book The Future Use of Nordic Forests: A Global Perspective published by Springer. Her chapter is titled "Climate-Related Forest Policies and Trends".

As part of the carbon cycle, forests have a place in climate-related forest policies and trends. By describing forest-related measures driven by international climate negotiations, such as the afforestation and reforestation under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), or the voluntary carbon market, this chapter illustrates how carbon has become an important but fuzzy commodity. The demand for carbon-focused measures is also seen in suggested activities in the Swedish context, shown with the Arctic Boreal Climate Development (ABCD) project. It can be said that due perhaps to the complexity involved in quantifying and accounting for carbon, other benefits such as energy substitution or improved hydrology from carbon-improving management strategies are being enhanced in the debate.

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