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Forest and land use mitigation and adaptation in Sri Lanka – Aspects in the light of international climate change policies


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Title: Forest and land use mitigation and adaptation in Sri Lanka – Aspects in the light of international climate change policies
Authors: Mattsson, Eskil
E-mail: eskil@gvc.gu.se
Issue Date: 5-Mar-2012
University: Göteborgs universitet. Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten
Institution: Department of Earth Sciences ; Institutionen för geovetenskaper
Parts of work: Mattsson, E., Ostwald, M., Nissanka, S.P., Holmer, B., Palm, M. 2009. Recovery of coastal ecosystems after tsunami event and potential for participatory forestry CDM – examples from Sri Lanka. Ocean and Coastal Management 52:1-9.
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Mattsson, E., Persson, U.M., Ostwald, M., Nissanka, S.P. 2012. REDD+ readiness implications for Sri Lanka in terms of reducing deforestation. Journal of Environmental Management 100:29-40.
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Mattsson, E., Ostwald, M., Wallin, G., Nissanka S.P. 2011. Estimating forest characteristics and biomass carbon stocks in Sri Lanka: uncertainties and research needs. Submitted to Journal of Sustainable Forestry.

Lindström, S., Mattsson, E., Nissanka, S.P. 2011. Forest cover change in Sri Lanka: the role of small-scale farmers. Submitted to Applied Geography.

Mattsson, E., Ostwald, M, Nissanka, S.P. 2012. Exploring the future potential of homegardens as a multifunctional land use strategy in Sri Lanka with focus on carbon sequestration. Manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2012-03-30
Disputation: Fredagen den 30 mars 2012, kl.10.00, Stora Hörsalen, Guldhedsgatan 5c, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: A
140
Keywords: carbon stock
biomass
forest
land use
deforestation
Sri Lanka
REDD+
CDM
Abstract: As a developing island nation, Sri Lanka is vulnerable to the possible impacts of climate change. The land use and forestry sector accounts for a large part of Sri Lanka’s greenhouse gas emissions and can play a major part of Sri Lanka’s strategy to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Data and information on land use and forests in terms of area extent and carbon stock variability between different ecosystems is limited in Sri Lanka. The research conducted and presented in this thesis was... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8428-4
ISSN: 1400-3813
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/28343
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