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Dual discounting in climate change mitigation in the forest sector

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  • Sjølie, Hanne K.
  • Latta, Greg S.
  • Solberg, Birger
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    The efficiency of potential climate change mitigation is predicated on future costs and benefits and thus heavily influenced by the discount scheme. Dual discounting involves discounting carbon and monetary values differently; stand level modeling efforts show that it improves the profitability of afforestation projects. However, these stand level results may not hold across other age classes and stocking levels. Using a partial, spatial equilibrium model of the Norwegian forest sector, we analyze the impacts of a dual discounting scheme on climate change mitigation efforts. Dual discounting results in less mitigation efforts in the first decades but substantially higher long-term mitigation efforts.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Forest Economics.

    Volume (Year): 19 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 416-431

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    Keywords: Climate policy; Carbon sequestration; Boreal forestry; Partial equilibrium; Forest sector modeling;

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