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Record number 344064
Title Boreal Forest Carbon Sequestration Strategies : a Case Study of the Little Red River Cree First Nation Land Tenures
Author(s) Krcmar, E.; Kooten, G.C. van
Source Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 53 (2005)4. - ISSN 0008-3976 - p. 325 - 341.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7976.2005.00022.x
Department(s) Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group
MGS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2005
Keyword(s) fossil-fuel substitution - western canada - trees - economics - sinks - wood - cost
Abstract In this paper, creation of carbon offset and emission reduction credits are examined from the perspective of the Little Red River Cree Nation (LRRCN), a forest tenure holder in northern Alberta. Carbon credits are produced under three scenarios: (1) carbon uptake in forest ecosystems, with postharvest waste left on site; (2) carbon uptake in forests and products; and (3) carbon uptake in forests with harvested fiber used for energy production. A mathematical programming model is used to solve for the minimum prices that cause the LRRCN to include production of carbon credits in its forest management and post-harvest processing strategies. If LRRCN is paid according to its costs of creating carbon credits, it will opt to use fiber for forest products as this provides the greatest earning potential. If LRRCN faces a fixed price for carbon credits, it will produce fiber for generating electricity in lieu of coal as this strategy has the lowest average cost. However, when costs of feedstock transportation and construction of a power plant are taken into account, carbon uptake in biomass and forest products turn out to be more competitive.
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