A modular framework for management of complexity in international forest-carbon policy

Elizabeth A. Law, Sebastian Thomas, Erik Meijaard, Paul J. Dargusch, Kerrie A. Wilson. 2012. A modular framework for management of complexity in international forest-carbon policy. Nature Climate Change 2:155-160. doi:10.1038/nclimate1376 Abstract Complex and variable ecological and social settings make the programme on reducing emissions through avoided deforestation, forest degradation and other forestry activities in developing countries (REDD+)…

Will REDD payments save threatened species?

Only if we want them to; it won’t happen by itself! The spectre of climate change casts a worrying pall over our planet’s biodiversity. Amidst the gloom, however, hangs many opportunities and one of the brightest of these is that the cost of carbon might save many of our tropical forests. That’s because in a…

Ecosystem protection: a solution to climate change

Article from the December edition of UQ News – see the original article here. Delegates to the climate change conference in Copenhagen have been told that ecosystem-based strategies offer cost-effective and sustainable solutions to climate change that can deliver multiple benefits. This is according to a report from Dr Kerrie Wilson from UQ’s The Ecology…