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Annex 1 Parties’ current and potential CER demand

This Canadian study analyzes the effect forest management has on net carbon sequestration, including, as separate entities, net carbon storage in litter, soils, wood products and landfills. Five forest management activities are analyzed using two forest types (Nova Scotia Red Spruce and Coastal Douglas Fir) as examples. The following activities are analyzed: pre-commercial thinning; commercial thinning for pulp; commercial thinning for pulp and lumber; increasing the rotation length; and increasing the amount of slash used for biofuel.

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Annex 1 Parties’ current and potential CER demand

Examines demand for Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs) under the Kyoto Protocol. Specifically, the paper provides an overview of Annex I countries’ current and projected distance from their respective Kyoto target, and documents their current policy regarding how they intend to make use of CERs to meet their commitments. Reviews and analyses key Annex I countries’ existing agreements or MoUs on CDM projects with non-Annex I countries, as well as outlining project and price expectations, and other preferences relating to choice of host countries. Finally, the paper provides an overview of established and emerging initiatives (tenders etc.) taken by Annex I government with the aim of acquiring CERs.

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