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Capturing carbon and conserving biodiversity [electronic resource] : the market approach / edited by Ian R. Swingland.

Contributor(s): Swingland, Ian R. (Ian Richard), 1946-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Earthscan Publications, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 368 p.) : ill., col. maps.ISBN: 9781849770682 (electronic bk.); 1849770689 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Carbon sequestration -- Economic aspects | Biodiversity conservation -- Economic aspects | Biological diversity conservation | Carbon sequestration | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Pollution ControlGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Capturing carbon and conserving biodiversity.DDC classification: 363.738/747 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: For decades conservation has been based on the donor-driven principle. It hasn't worked. For centuries, environmental pollution or degradation has been addressed by the same attitude: the 'Polluter Pays' principle. That hasn't worked either. The cycle has to stop. But while everyone talks about using a market-driven approach, few know how to do it. Faced with the situation on the ground what do you do? What is happening? How can you engage a system so that it is self-sustaining and the people self-motivated? This study explores how the growing market in carbon can help to conserve carbon-based
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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For decades conservation has been based on the donor-driven principle. It hasn't worked. For centuries, environmental pollution or degradation has been addressed by the same attitude: the 'Polluter Pays' principle. That hasn't worked either. The cycle has to stop. But while everyone talks about using a market-driven approach, few know how to do it. Faced with the situation on the ground what do you do? What is happening? How can you engage a system so that it is self-sustaining and the people self-motivated? This study explores how the growing market in carbon can help to conserve carbon-based

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