Land use, land use change and forestry related GHG emissions in Lebanon: economic valuation and policy options


El-Fadel, M., Jamali, D. and Khorbotly, D. (2002) Land use, land use change and forestry related GHG emissions in Lebanon: economic valuation and policy options. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 137, (1-4), 287-303. (doi:10.1023/A:1015511106941).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1015511106941

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Global climate change has been one of the most challengingenvironmental concerns facing policy makers in the past decade.The characterization of the wide range of greenhouse gas (GHG)sources and sinks as well as the behavior of GHGs in theatmosphere remains an on-going activity in many countries.Lebanon, being a signatory to the Framework Convention onClimate Change, is required to submit and regularly update anational inventory of GHG emission sources and removals.Accordingly, an inventory of greenhouse gases from varioussectors was conducted following the guidelines set by theUnited Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Theinventory indicated that the land use, land use change, andforestry sector contributed about 1% to the totalgreenhouse gas emissions instead of acting as a sink. Thisarticle proposes mitigation scenarios to reduce these emissionsand increase carbon sequestration in the Lebanese land use.Limitations in emission estimation, economic valuation, andpolicy options are also addressed

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1573-2932 (print)
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Keywords: climate change, emission factors, forestry, greenhouse gas, ipcc, land use, lebanon, mitigation
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Management
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 52940
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:36
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/52940

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