This book focuses on climate change and forest ecosystems (impacts, mitigation, vulnerability and adaptation), and includes work from various international institutions that consider forests as part of the solution to address climate change. This book aims to increase the understanding of forest ecosystems dynamics in response to a changing climate; to address deforestation and maximize carbon sequestration in forests and forest products. Community and political issues involved at various project and ecosystem scales are also discussed in detail. By advancing and exchanging knowledge that is complimentary to the UNFCCC-IPCC framework, our team of editors and authors hope to add a valuable contribution to address global climate change in relation to forestry and forest ecosystems in vulnerable locations. It includes work from various institutions and international contributors. Book chapters include a wide variety of topics on climate change impacts, mitigation, vulnerability and adaptation of forests.
Our team of editors, reviewers, and authors are honored to be part of this project; truly an example of international cooperation and articulation within the climate change community. The chapters and authors of this book were carefully selected through a rigorous peer review process considering publication records, relevant and high quality contributions to this topic, and priming international cooperation. The intended audience includes the international climate change community including contributors to the UNFCCC-IPCC process, policymakers, consultants, project developers, researchers and their institutions.
Climate Change and Forest Ecosystems aims to be a valuable addition to multidisciplinary and international cooperation efforts (programs, cap-and-trade, carbon trade, CDM, REDD, REDD+), to standards developments (e.g., VCS, FSC), governmental and nongovernmental agencies worldwide, and the general public. The editors believe this book is an effective tool to help the international community progress in understanding and managing forest ecosystems under climatic change, and is part of a series to address climate change through international collaboration and cooperation. (Imprint: Nova)