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Tropical reforestation and climate change: beyond carbon

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Locatelli, B., Catterall, C. P., Imbach, P., Kumar, C., Lasco, R., Marín-Spiotta, E., Mercer, B., Powers, J. S., Schwartz, N. and Uriarte, M. 2015. Tropical reforestation and climate change: beyond carbon. Restoration Ecology, vol. 23, pp. 337–343.

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  • Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Nathan, Australia
  • Climate Change Program, CATIE, Costa Rica
  • Global Forest and Climate Change Programme, IUCN, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
  • ICRAF, Los Baños, The Philippines
  • Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, U.S.A.
  • Mercer Environment Associates, Sleaford, U.K.
  • Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.
  • Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY, U.S.A.


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  • This article highlights the importance of considering adaptation objectives as well as mitigation objectives when conducting reforestation activities.
  • The authors note that "climate-smart reforestation" can alleviate damage from climate shocks and other negative impacts
  • Finally, they advocate for the integration of reforestation more broadly in risk reduction and other programs

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