El valor de las emisiones de carbono asociadas al sistema agrícola de roza, tumba y quema

A. Borrego, Miguel Angel Salinas Melgoza, Margaret Skutsch

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A large part of Mexico´s forests are degraded but present the opportunity for recuperation of carbon stocks through natural growth, once the drivers of degradation are removed. However, there are opportunity costs involved since most of the drivers are related to economic activities including shifting cultivation and cattle grazing. The study calculates the economic costs of sequestration of carbon in tropical dry forest (TDF) in western Mexico based on an analysis of such opportunity costs. Results may help policy makers and land managers make informed decisions about whether to engage in international programs such as Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationEstado Actual del Conocimiento del Ciclo del Carbono y sus Interacciones en México: Síntesis a 2015
EditorsF. Paz Pellat, J.C. Wong Gonzalez, R. Torres Alamilla
Place of PublicationVillahermosa, Mexico
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventVI Simposio Internacional del Carbono en México, 2015 - Villahermosa, Mexico
Duration: 20 May 201522 May 2015
Conference number: 6

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NameSintesis nacionales


ConferenceVI Simposio Internacional del Carbono en México, 2015


  • METIS-315234
  • IR-99127

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