当前位置: X-MOL 学术Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. › 论文详情
Overstated carbon emission reductions from voluntary REDD+ projects in the Brazilian Amazon [Sustainability Science]
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America ( IF 9.412 ) Pub Date : 2020-09-14 , DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2004334117
Thales A. P. West, Jan Börner, Erin O. Sills, Andreas Kontoleon

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) has gained international attention over the past decade, as manifested in both United Nations policy discussions and hundreds of voluntary projects launched to earn carbon-offset credits. There are ongoing discussions about whether and how projects should be integrated into national climate change mitigation efforts under the Paris Agreement. One consideration is whether these projects have generated additional impacts over and above national policies and other measures. To help inform these discussions, we compare the crediting baselines established ex-ante by voluntary REDD+ projects in the Brazilian Amazon to counterfactuals constructed ex-post based on the quasi-experimental synthetic control method. We find that the crediting baselines assume consistently higher deforestation than counterfactual forest loss in synthetic control sites. This gap is partially due to decreased deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon during the early implementation phase of the REDD+ projects considered here. This suggests that forest carbon finance must strike a balance between controlling conservation investment risk and ensuring the environmental integrity of carbon emission offsets. Relatedly, our results point to the need to better align project- and national-level carbon accounting.

更新日期:2020-09-15

 

全部期刊列表>>
物理学研究前沿热点精选期刊推荐
chemistry
《自然》编辑与您分享如何成为优质审稿人-信息流
欢迎报名注册2020量子在线大会
化学领域亟待解决的问题
材料学研究精选新
GIANT
自然职场线上招聘会
ACS ES&T Engineering
科研绘图
ACS ES&T Water
ACS Publications填问卷
屿渡论文,编辑服务
阿拉丁试剂right
张晓晨
田蕾蕾
李闯创
刘天飞
隐藏1h前已浏览文章
课题组网站
新版X-MOL期刊搜索和高级搜索功能介绍
ACS材料视界
天合科研
x-mol收录
X-MOL
苏州大学
廖矿标
深圳湾
试剂库存
down
wechat
bug