All pages with keywords: deforestation

What is the role of deforestation in climate change and how can ‘Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation’ (REDD+) help?

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What is the scale of deforestation and its role in climate change? Forests and trees store carbon. When they are degraded or completely cleared, e.g. by fire – a process referred … read more »


Was von Thünen right? Cattle intensification and deforestation in Brazil

Was von Thünen right? Cattle intensification and deforestation in Brazil

a working paper by Francisco Pereira Fontes, Charles Palmer 27 January, 2017

This paper examines whether patterns of cattle intensification, deforestation and pasture expansion in the Brazilian state of Rondonia are consistent with the land rent framework, in which location and distance to markets are key determinants of rents. read more »


Getting more ‘carbon bang’ for your ‘buck’ in Acre State, Brazil

Getting more ‘carbon bang’ for your ‘buck’ in Acre State, Brazil

a working paper by Charles Palmer, Luca Taschini, Tim Laing 31 October, 2016

Acre State in Brazil is at the forefront of efforts to institutionalize jurisdictional-scale policies that aim to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). Given limited REDD+ funds and … read more »


Rights to the forest, REDD+ and elections: Mining in Guyana

a research article by Tim Laing 18 December, 2015

This paper examines the impact of electoral cycles and the introduction of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) policy upon the holding of small-scale mining property rights in Guyana. … read more »


Public goods and ethnic diversity: evidence from deforestation in Indonesia

a working paper by Caterina Gennaioli, Stefania Lovo, Alberto Alesina 13 December, 2015

This paper shows that the level of deforestation in Indonesia is positively related to the degree of ethnic fractionalization at the district level. To identify a casual relation we exploit … read more »


Rights to the forest, REDD+ and elections: Mining in Guyana

Rights to the forest, REDD+ and elections: Mining in Guyana

a working paper by Tim Laing 9 March, 2015

This paper examines the impact of electoral cycles and the introduction of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) policy upon the holding of small-scale mining property rights in Guyana. … read more »


Conservation payments under uncertainty

Conservation payments under uncertainty

a research article by Luca Taschini, Charles Palmer 10 February, 2015

The decision of whether to retain forest or convert to another land use is affected by uncertainty over future land use returns. This paper examines the design of conservation payments to landowners under uncertainty. Payments are either indexed to the returns from deforestation (agriculture), or to a market value associated with forest nonuse benefits. Payment size depends on the degree of correlation between payments and agricultural returns, and their relative volatility. Market-based payments for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) are simulated for Brazilian soybean growers. Payments indexed to carbon prices are larger than those indexed to international soybean prices. (JEL Q23, Q24) read more »


The conservation versus production trade-off: does livestock intensification increase deforestation? Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon

a working paper by Petterson Molina Vale 2 December, 2014

More cattle, less deforestation? Land use intensification in the Amazon is an unexpected phenomenon. Theories of hollow frontier, speculative behaviour and boom-bust all share the prediction that livestock production will … read more »


Modelling land use, deforestation, and policy analysis: A hybrid optimization-ABM heterogeneous agent model with application to the Bolivian Amazon

a working paper by Lykke Andersen, Ugur Bilge, Ben Groom, David Gutierrez, Evan Killick, Juan Carlos Ledezma, Charles Palmer, Diana Weinhold 9 September, 2014

Policy interventions designed to simultaneously stem deforestation and reduce poverty in tropical countries entail complex socio-environmental trade-offs. A hybrid model, comprising an optimising, agricultural household model integrated into the ‘shell’ … read more »


Grantham Workshop – Shaun Larcom – “Pre-colonial Institutions and Deforestation in Africa”

Grantham Workshop 15 Oct 2014

Dr Shaun Larcom from SOAS, University of London will speak about “(Pre-colonial) Institutions and Deforestation in Africa”. Further information about Dr Larcom can be found here.