Challenges for Low-Carbon Agriculture and Forest Conservation in Brazil
AbstractThis paper discusses the feedbacks between climate change, deforestation, and agricultural expansion and presents scenarios of agricultural demand and forest conservation and restoration policies in Brazil. In addition, it discusses the implications of these scenarios for food and befoul supply, the provision of ecosystem services, and climate change mitigation. Modeling these scenarios provides an integrated assessment of plausible pathways for achieving the goals of the National Climate Change Plan, for making an objective source of information available for the debate on the Forest Code, and for supporting Brazil's cropland expansion plan as well as anticipating potential conflicts.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 64798.
Date of creation: Feb 2012
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Climate Change; Forests & forestry; Plant; animal; & food production; Biodiversity; Natural Resources Management; Climate Change; Forest Conservation; Brazil;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2012-04-10 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2012-04-10 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENV-2012-04-10 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-RES-2012-04-10 (Resource Economics)
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