Harnessing carbon payments to protect biodiversity

Venter, Oscar, Laurance, William F., Iwamura, Takuya, Wilson, Kerrie A., Fuller, Richard A. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2009) Harnessing carbon payments to protect biodiversity. Science, 326 5958: 1368-1368. doi:10.1126/science.1180289

Author Venter, Oscar
Laurance, William F.
Iwamura, Takuya
Wilson, Kerrie A.
Fuller, Richard A.
Possingham, Hugh P.
Title Harnessing carbon payments to protect biodiversity
Journal name Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0036-8075
Publication date 2009-12
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1126/science.1180289
Volume 326
Issue 5958
Start page 1368
End page 1368
Total pages 1
Editor B. Alberts
Place of publication United States
Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Abstract Initiatives to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) are providing increasing incentives for forest protection. The collateral benefits for biodiversity depend on the extent to which emissions reductions and biodiversity conservation can be achieved in the same places. Globally, we demonstrate spatial trade-offs in allocating funds to protect forests for carbon and biodiversity and show that cost-effective spending for REDD would protect relatively few species of forest vertebrates. Because trade-offs are nonlinear, we discover that minor adjustments to the allocation of funds could double the biodiversity protected by REDD, while reducing carbon outcomes by only 4 to 8%.
Q-Index Code C1
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