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The charcoal transition

Complete Title: 
The charcoal transition : greening the charcoal value chain to mitigate climate change and improve local livelihoods
Non IUCN Publication



Charcoal is widely used for cooking and heating in developing countries. The consumption of charcoal has been at high level and the demand may keep growing over the next decades, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The overall objective of the publication is to provide data and information to allow for informed decision-making on the contribution sustainable charcoal production and consumption can make to climate change mitigation. More specifically, the publication aims to answer the following questions: - What are the climate change impacts of the current practices on charcoal production and consumption worldwide and across regions? - What is the potential of sustainable charcoal production in GHG emission reductions and how such potential can be achieved? - What are the key barriers to sustainable charcoal production and what actions are required to develop a climate-smart charcoal sector?

Rome : FAO, 2017
Physical Description: 
xi, 178p. : ill.
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Includes bibliography

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Record created: 2017/12/07
Record updated: 2020/04/10