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Carbon sequestration in Africa: The land tenure problem

Literature: Journal Articles

Unruh, J. 2008. Carbon sequestration in Africa: The land tenure problem. Global Environmental Change, vol. 18 no.4, pp.700-707.

Contact Info

Corresponding author: jon.unruh@mcgill.ca

Affiliations

  • Department of Geography, McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2K6

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Global Environmental Change 

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Description

  • The author offers several factors related to land tenure that might explain failed reforestation efforts in Africa.
  • He points out that afforestation and reforestation programs in developed countries do not encounter the same tenure complexities as they do in developing countries.
  • Finally, the author opines that carbon sequestration via afforestation and reforestation projects in Africa seem unrealistic, solely due to the complexities of land tenure.

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