Estimation and economic evaluation of aboveground carbon storage of Tectona grandis plantations in Western Panama

Show simple item record Derwisch, S en Schwendenmann, Luitgard en Olschewski, R en Hölscher, D en 2016-09-29T01:22:50Z en 2008-11-13 en 2009-05 en
dc.identifier.citation New Forests, 2009, 37 (3), 227 - 240 en
dc.identifier.issn 0169-4286 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract Tropical tree plantations may play an important role in mitigating CO2 emissions through their potential to capture and sequester carbon from the atmosphere. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) as well as voluntary initiatives provide economic incentives for afforestation and reforestation efforts through the generation and sale of carbon credits. The objectives of our study were to measure the carbon (C) storage potential of 1, 2 and 10-years old Tectona grandis plantations in the province of Chiriqui, Western Panama and to calculate the monetary value of aboveground C storage if sold as Certified Emission Reduction (CER) carbon credits. The average aboveground C storage ranged from 2.9 Mg C ha(-1) in the 1-year-old plantations to 40.7 Mg C ha(-1) in the 10-year-old plantations. Using regression analysis we estimated the potential aboveground C storage of the teak plantation over a 20 year rotation period. The CO2-storage over this period amounted to 191.1 Mg CO2 ha(-1). The discounted revenues that could be obtained by issuance of carbon credits during a 20 year rotation period were about US$460 for temporary CER and US$560 for long-term CER, and thus, contribute to a minor extent (1%) to overall revenues, only. en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Forests en
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dc.subject Aboveground carbon storage en
dc.subject Certified emission reductions en
dc.subject Clean development mechanism en
dc.subject Teak plantations en
dc.subject Panama en
dc.subject COSTA-RICA en
dc.subject GROWTH en
dc.subject SINKS en
dc.title Estimation and economic evaluation of aboveground carbon storage of Tectona grandis plantations in Western Panama en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11056-008-9119-2 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 227 en
pubs.volume 37 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en en
pubs.end-page 240 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 116958 en Science en School of Environment en
dc.identifier.eissn 1573-5095 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-11-12 en 2008-12-16 en

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