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Land Use in Climate Policy - Forest Based Options at Local Level with Cases from India

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Title: Land Use in Climate Policy - Forest Based Options at Local Level with Cases from India
Authors: Palm, Matilda
Issue Date: 6-Nov-2009
University: Göteborgs universitet. Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten
Institution: Department of Earth Sciences ; Institutionen för geovetenskaper
Parts of work: I. Palm M., Ostwald M., Berndes G. and Ravindranath NH. (2009) Application of Clean Development Mechanism to forest plantation projects and rural development in India. Applied Geography 2:2-11.

II. Palm M., Ostwald M. and Reilly J. (2008) Land use and forestry based CDM in scientific peer-reviewed literature pre-and post-COP 9 in Milan. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 8:249-274.

III. Berndes G., Börjesson P., Ostwald M. and Palm M. (2008) Multifunctional biomass production systems – an overview with presentation of specific applications in India and Sweden. Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining 2:16-25.

IV. Palm M., Ostwald M., Murthy I., Chaturvedi R. and Ravindranath NH. (2009) Barriers for afforestation and reforestation activities in different agro-ecological zones of Southern India. Submitted to Regional Environmental Change.

V. Palm M. (2009) Land suitability analysis and the establishment of land use options on wasteland in Tumkur district, India. Working paper.
Date of Defence: 2009-11-27
Disputation: Fredagen den 27 november 2009, kl. 10.00, Stora Hörsalen, Geovetarcentrum, Guldhedsgatan 5A
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: A
Keywords: Carbon sequestration
sustainable development
rural development
Abstract: With India’s large population, an increased pressure on forest and agricultural land indicate a growing demand for environmental services that is sustainable for the future. Fertile agricultural land is limited and with an increased demand for energy production the development expands to degraded lands, the wasteland. About one fifth of India’s total area is classified as wasteland with estimated biomass productivity of less than 20% of their overall potential. Re-vegetation of wasteland can be ... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-7950-1
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