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Forestry Options for Sequestering Carbon in Mexico: Comparative Economic Analysis of Three Case Studies

WithOmar Masera, Maurico R. Bellon, Gerardo Segura

Benefit cost analyses for three case studies which avoid carbon emissions and increase carbon sequestration in Mexican forests, a pulp wood plantation, a native temperate forest and a native tropical evergreen forest, are performed. Management of native temperate and tropical forests offer the most promising alternatives for carbon sequestration. The cost effectiveness of commercial plantations critically depends on very high site productivity.