Indirect Land Use Change: Assessing and Dealing with this Real Effect is Important in Biofuel and Climate Policy

TitleIndirect Land Use Change: Assessing and Dealing with this Real Effect is Important in Biofuel and Climate Policy
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsO’Hare M, Gopal A, Kammen DM
KeywordsBiofuel, climate change, land use change
Abstract

The attached document is a response to the recently published opinion piece in the ARE Update: Zilberman, D., Hochman, G. and Rajagopal, D. (2010) “Indirect Land Use: One Consideration Too Many in Biofuel Regulation”, Agricultural and Resource Ecomomics Update, 13(4), Mar/Apr 2010.

The RAEL authors insist on the fact that indirect land use change GHG discharges are real, consequential, and important.
Recognizing them in consequential policy is essential to an incentive environment that will move the world towards more, better, climate stabilization.

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