Climate Change and Forestry: What Policy for Canada?
On the basis of projected global climate change, Canada is expected to experience large land-use impacts. As indicated in this paper, forestry and agriculture are likely to be net gainers from climate change, with Canada as a whole possibly gaining from global warming. Adaptation to climate change will require shifting land out of forestry and into agricultural activities. Nonetheless, cost-effective mitigation strategies will likely involve the opposite - planting trees on agricultural land. The quandary for decision makers is whether to pursue mitigation strategies that could be to the detriment of future adaptation.
Volume (Year): 24 (1998)
Issue (Month): s2 (May)
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- Arthur, Louise M. & Abizadeh, Fay, 1988. "Potential Effects Of Climate Change On Agriculture In The Prairie Region Of Canada," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 13(02), December.
- Ralph Alig & Darius Adams & Bruce McCarl & J. Callaway & Steven Winnett, 1997. "Assessing effects of mitigation strategies for global climate change with an intertemporal model of the U.S. forest and agriculture sectors," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 9(3), pages 259-274, April.
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