Author/s:

Miah, M.
Koike, M.
Shin, M.

Publisher:

Springer

Year of Publication:

2010

Understanding the background of climate change along with its causes, consequences, and responses of the global community is important for climate change mitigation. This chapter attempts to construct a theoretical framework on how climate change disrupts the human and ecological systems and how forest land use mitigates this. As a global response to the climate change, Kyoto Protocol and its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) regarding forestry and bioenergy promotion have been importantly discussed here. This chapter finds a severe consequence of climate change on the globe, tropical developing countries in particular. It argues a strong impact of forest-based CDM on the climate change mitigation as well as sustainable development in the non-Annex I countries. This chapter also describes the scope, objectives, and general methodological approach of the book.

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