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A cost-benefit framework for analyzing forest landscape restoration decisions

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A cost-benefit framework for analyzing forest landscape restoration decisions
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Forest landscape restoration activities are often misunderstood as involving high upfront costs and low rates of return. To address this gap in knowledge, this report presents a cost-benefit framework for accounting for the ecosystem services and economic impacts of forest landscape restoration activities in a way that allows the results to be structured to inform multiple types of restoration decision-making that can help decision makers understand the trade-offs of different restoration scenarios. The results can be used to set prices for payment for ecosystem services, identify sources of restoration finance, identify low-cost/high-benefit pathways towards carbon sequestration, and identify priority landscapes for restoration based on return-on-investment analysis. 

Gland : IUCN, 2015
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42p. : ill., maps
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Record created: 2015/07/08
Record updated: 2023/04/23