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What woodfuels can do to mitigate climate change.

by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Stockholm Environment Institute.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: FAO forestry paper, 162.Publisher: Rome, Italy : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, c2010Description: xi, 83 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9789251066539.ISSN: 02586150.Subject(s): Fuelwood -- Burning -- Environmental aspects | Climate change mitigationDDC classification: 333.953 W555 Online resources: Connect to online version
Partial contents:
Forest resources and woody biomass -- National, regional and global markets for woodfuels -- Future trends in energy, climate and woodfuel use -- Climate change mitigation potential of woodfuels -- Socio-economic impacts -- Environmental impacts -- Sustainability certification -- Carbon finance for woodfuels -- Research, development, demonstration and deployment.
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"Climate change can be mitigated in several ways, but most strategies emphasize reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy use and switching to energy sources that are less carbon intensive than fossil fuels. This publication explores the scope, potential and implications for using woodfuels to replace fossil fuels and thereby contribute to climate change mitigation. It analyses the current woodfuel offset mechanisms in place and their relative emission reduction potentials. The scope is limited to solid woodfuels (fuelwood, charcoal, prepared biomass such as woodchips and pellets, and recovered products or residues from wood processing industries)." --Back cover.

"Prepared by the Stockholm Environment Institute." -- Acknowledgements.

Summer 2011 Selected Accessions List.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 77-83).

Forest resources and woody biomass -- National, regional and global markets for woodfuels -- Future trends in energy, climate and woodfuel use -- Climate change mitigation potential of woodfuels -- Socio-economic impacts -- Environmental impacts -- Sustainability certification -- Carbon finance for woodfuels -- Research, development, demonstration and deployment.

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