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Advances in Global Change Research

Carbon Inventory Methods

Handbook for Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Carbon Mitigation and Roundwood Production Projects

Authors: Ravindranath, N.H., Ostwald, Madelene

  • Uniquely driven by a clearly identified and growing need for ‘carbon inventory’ for land use sections such as forests
  • Provides practical guidance in a user-friendly way on methods, tools and techniques, together with examples
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About this book

Carbon inventory requiring estimation of carbon dioxide emissions and removals in land-use categories for national greenhouse gas inventory and changes in stocks of carbon in projects aimed at climate change mitigation has become increasingly important in global efforts to address climate change. Hence, there is a need for a handbook that provides guidelines and methods required for carbon inventory.

Carbon Inventory Methods Handbook provides detailed step-by-step information on sampling procedures, field and laboratory measurements, application of remote sensing and GIS techniques, modeling, and calculation procedures along with sources of data for carbon inventory.

The unique feature of this handbook is that it provides practical guidance on carbon inventory methods for four kinds of projects, namely, 1) development, implementation and monitoring of carbon mitigation in forest, agriculture and grassland sectors, 2) national greenhouse gas inventory in agriculture, forest, and other land-use categories, 3) forest, grassland and agroforestry development and 4) commercial and community forestry roundwood production.

Carbon Inventory Methods Handbook is an essential source of reference to universities and research institutions dealing with climate change, consultancy and non-governmental organizations involved in developing and monitoring land-based mitigation projects, donor agencies funding carbon mitigation projects, national greenhouse gas inventory agencies, United Nations agencies and mechanisms such as Clean Development Mechanism and Global Environment Facility, roundwood production and land reclamation project developers and managers, and forest departments.

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"The format of the book makes for easy reading and understanding and is excellent for forest management, climate change mitigation, and environmental scientists … . To be precise, Ravindranath, N. H. and Madelene Ostwald’s book is therefore outstanding. In my opinion, their book will soon become a ‘must in the field. The expertise of the authors coupled with an excellent organization and objective presentation of material will certainly make this book a great success among students, teachers, and researchers." (Current Engineering Practice, 2008)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

  • Global Carbon Cycle, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Mitigation

    Pages 13-19

  • Categories of Activities, Programmes and Projects Requiring Carbon Inventory

    Pages 21-30

  • Carbon Pools and Measurement Frequency for Carbon Inventory

    Pages 31-44

  • Carbon Inventory in Project Development, Implementation and Monitoring Phases

    Pages 45-54

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6547-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6546-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7667-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carbon Inventory Methods
Book Subtitle
Handbook for Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Carbon Mitigation and Roundwood Production Projects
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6547-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6547-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6546-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7667-0
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 306
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