Biodiversity conservation through REDD+ : modeling ...

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Biodiversity conservation through REDD+ : modeling costs of alternative REDD+ scenarios in the tropical region

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Dimantchev, Emil G.
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Smith, Mark
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Department of Economics and Business
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Colorado College
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Colorado Springs, Colo

Colorado College
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2011

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2011
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2010
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English

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110 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps

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The United Nations negotiations on climate change have focused their attention on a set of policies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+). This paper explores the potential of REDD+ to reduce CO2 emissions and protect tropical biodiversity. The study uses ArcGIS to model forest areas under threat of deforestation in 59 tropical developing countries. A constrained linear optimization model, implemented with linear optimization software, is used to construct a Conservation Possibilities Frontier (CPF). The CPF shows the potential of REDD+ to achieve emission reductions and species conservation under limited budgets. I use linear optimization to construct marginal abatement cost curves under various policy scenarios and estimate the costs of generating biodiversity co-benefits from REDD+. An international mechanism mainly designed to reduce emissions at least cost will provide low conservation benefits. Incorporating provisions for biodiversity co-benefits in the REDD+ framework can protect a high number of rare and threatened forest species at a relatively low cost.
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bachelor
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Bachelor of Arts
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Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
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Includes bibliographical references.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:3366

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Department of Economics and Business
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Colorado College
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Bachelor of Arts
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bachelor
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Climatic changes

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Deforestation

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Climate change

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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (Program)

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English
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eng

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Biodiversity

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ArcGIS

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Constrained optimization

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Marginal abatement cost curve