Turning Carbon into Cash: Economic Model of Payments for Carbon Sequestration in the Dry Tropical Forest of Coastal Ecuador
AbstractThis paper examines the impact of carbon payments on reforestation in coastal Ecuador. The model estimates that landowners would need to be paid between 13.59 US dollars to 41.81 US dollars per metric ton of carbon in order to be no worse off from reforesting a hectare of her land.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida with number 143088.
Date of creation: 2013
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Carbon; Sequestration; Ecuador; Tropical; Forest; Environmental Economics and Policy; International Development; Land Economics/Use;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2013-02-16 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2013-02-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENV-2013-02-16 (Environmental Economics)
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