How can emissions from woodfuel be reduced?

How can emissions from woodfuel be reduced?
Unsustainable harvesting and combustion of woodfuel can aggravate climate change but, if woodfuel replaces fossil fuel, it can become part of the solution.
Policies to reduce the demand for woodfuel (promote more efficient cooking stoves, substitute other fuels) can be effective if combined with and supported by other policies.

Supply side measures (efficient woodfuel production and plantations) can also help reduce emissions, but there is no substitute for better control of harvesting.

Authors: Hofstad, O.; Köhlin, G.; Namaalwa, J.

Topic: climate,payment basis,payments for environmental services,climatic change

Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia

Publication Year: 2009

ISBN: 978-6-02-869303-5

Source: Angelsen, A. with Brockhaus, M., Kanninen, M., Sills, E., Sunderlin, W. D. and Wertz-Kanounnikoff, S. (eds). Realising REDD+: National strategy and policy options. 237-248


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