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Nobi, Mohammad Nur, 2013. Estimating carbon sequestration cost function for developing countries. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics

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Carbon sequestration is considered as the cost effective way of reducing carbon dioxide emission and other greenhouse gases. This study estimated the carbon sequestration cost function considering land use change in developing countries. Using the instrumental variable method, this study found that the percentage change in the cost due to the percentage change in carbon sequestration is almost unitary. The result also shows that the presence of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project in a country and per capita GDP in purchasing power parity (GDP, ppp) have positive influence on the carbon sequestration cost function. The marginal cost calculated from the total cost function representing the unit price of carbon dioxide is very low compared with the marginal abatement cost of the developed countries but equals the price at the European CO2 emission trading market.

Main title:Estimating carbon sequestration cost function for developing countries
Authors:Nobi, Mohammad Nur
Supervisor:Gren, Ing-Marie
Examiner:Surry, Yves
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:782
Year of Publication:2013
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM005 Environmental Economics and Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Sequestration Cost, Emission Reduction, Deforestation Halted, Afforestation/Reforestation, Sustainable Agricultural Practice, CDM, Per Capita GDP
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-2454
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-2454
Subjects:Economics and management
Language:English
Deposited On:28 Jun 2013 14:54
Metadata Last Modified:28 Jun 2013 14:54

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