Resources to Help You Stay Engaged
The carbon world is fast-paced and rapidly evolving. Several resources can help you stay engaged:
Ecosystem Marketplace publishes regular Carbon and Ecosystem Services (link to Ecosystem Services in glossary) Newsletters, and has regular updates on their Web page.
PointCarbon publishes a biweekly North America News Update.
The Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry compiles the Carbon and Biofuels Update, which includes clippings of carbon-relevant news items, resources, publications, and upcoming events. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the distribution list (include subject line “Carbon Update”).
Birdsey, Richard A. 2006. Carbon Accounting Rules and Guidelines for the United States Forest Sector. Journal of Environmental Quality 35: 1518-1524.
Center for Integrated Natural Resource and Agricultural Management and the Commonwealth Project. 2007. A Landowner’s Guide to Carbon Sequestration Credits. St. Paul: University of Minnesota, College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences.
Ingerson, Ann L. 2007. U.S. Forest Carbon and Climate Change: Controversies and Win-Win Approaches. Washington, DC: The Wilderness Society.
Perschel, Robert T.; Evans, Alexander M.; Summers, Marcia J. 2007. Climate Change, Carbon, and the Forests of the Northeast. Santa Fe, NM: The Forest Guild.
Ruddell, Steven; Sampson, R.; Smith, Matt; and others. 2007. The Role for Sustainably Managed Forests in Climate Change Mitigation. The Journal of Forestry (September) 314-319.
Stavins, Robert N.; Richards, Kenneth R. 2005. The Cost of U.S. Forest-Based Carbon Sequestration. Arlington, VA: Pew Center on Global Climate Change.
Willey, Zach; Chameides, Bill, eds. 2007. Harnessing Farms and Forests in the Low-Carbon Economy: How to Create, Measure, and Verify Greenhouse Gas Offsets. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
More About the Voluntary Carbon Market and Ecosystem Services Markets:
Bayon, Ricardo; Hawn, Amanda; Hamilton, Katherine. 2007. Voluntary Carbon Markets: A Business Guide to What They Are and How They Work. London: Earthscan Publications.
Carroll, Nathanial; Fox, Jessica; Bayon, Ricardo, eds. 2008. Conservation and Biodiversity Banking: A Guide to Setting Up and Running Biodiversity Credit Trading Systems. London: Earthscan Publications.
Daily, Gretchen C.; Ellison, Katherine. 2002. The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable. Washington, DC: Island Press.
Ecosystem Marketplace. 2008. Payments for Ecosystem Services: Market Profiles.
Ginn, William J. 2005. Investing in Nature: Case Studies of Land Conservation in Collaboration with Business. Washington, DC: Island Press.
Hamilton, Katherine; Sjardin, Milo; Marcello, Thomas; Xu, Gordon. 2008. Forging a Frontier: State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets, 2008. Ecosystem Marketplace and New Carbon Finance.
Hawken, Paul; Lovins, Amory; Lovins, L. Hunter. 2008. Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. Snowmass, CO: Rocky Mountain Institute.
U.S. Forest Service Ecosystem Services
More About Climate Change:
Stern, Nicholas. 2006. Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change.
The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity in the United States. Final Report, Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.3. U.S. Climate Change Science Program, 2008.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 2007. Climate Change. Geneva, Switzerland: World Meteorological Organization and United Nations Environment Programme.