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GTAP Resource #2610

"The Role of Forestry in Carbon Sequestration in General Equilibrium Models"
by Sohngen, Brent, Alla Golub and Thomas Hertel

*Chapter 11 of the forthcoming book "Economic Analysis of Land Use in Global Climate Change Policy," edited by Thomas W. Hertel, Steven Rose, and Richard S.J. Tol

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Category: Working Paper
Status: Not published
By/In: GTAP Working Paper No. 49
Date: 2008
Created: Alexander, M. (4/1/2008)
Updated: Alexander, M. (4/2/2008)
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- Climate change policy
- Calibration and parameter estimation

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Posted by: Zerihun, Mulatu F   8/13/2009 2:28:00 PM
Hi Congratulations for your excellent work. Especially Sohngen, Brent you deserve a Nobel Prize for your works. I like it. Please keep on contributing for the future of our environment. Your works has helped me a lot in my PhD research. Remain blessed.
Mulatu F.Zerihun
PhD Research Fellow
Dept. of Agric Economics

Posted by: Somrat, Ibrahim   12/31/2019 4:46:00 PM
This paper describes the GTAP Land Use Data Base designed to support integrated assessments of the potential for greenhouse gas mitigation. It disaggregates land use by agro-ecological zone (AEZ). To do so, it draws upon global land cover data bases, as well as state-of-the-art definition of AEZs from the FAO and IIASA. Agro-ecological zoning segments a parcel of land into smaller units according to agro-ecological characteristics, including: precipitation, temperature, soil type, terrain conditions, etc. Each zone has a similar combination of constraints and potential for land use. In the GTAP-AEZ Data Base, there are 18 AEZs, covering six different lengths of growing period spread over three different climatic zones. Land using activities include crop production, livestock raising, and forestry. In so doing, this extension of the standard GTAP Data Base permits a much more refined characterization of the potential for shifting land use amongst these different activities. When combined with information on greenhouse gas emissions, this data base permits economists interested in integrated assessment of climate change to better assess the role of land use change in greenhouse gases mitigation strategies.