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15. Parties to CITES are required to monitor trade in endangered species and to report their trade records, which are compiled to inform the public about the global volume of trade in listed species. The treaty is enforced through reports on alleged infractions. See R. Bonnie, M. Carey, and A. Petsonk, “Protecting Terrestrial Ecosystems and the Climate through a Global Carbon Market,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, 360 (2002): 1853–73. 16. M. Wells and K. Brandon, “People and Parks: Linking Protected Area Management with Local Communities,” World Bank, Washington, 1992.
We briefly highlight the mechanisms proposed to implement such an approach and discuss their potential to reduce emissions from deforestation. 28 Tropical forests play a crucial role in regulating the global carbon cycle; they take up carbon from the atmosphere and accumulate it in their biomass. When forests are destroyed, the carbon they store is released into the air, the idea of market-based mechanisms 23 Table 2-3. Market Values and Volumes of Regulatory and Voluntary Carbon Markets, 2005 and 2006 2005 Market Regulatory Kyoto Protocol CDM EU Emissions Trading Scheme New South Wales Abatement Scheme, Australia Voluntary Voluntary retail carbon market Chicago Climate Exchange 2006 Market value Volume (millions of $) (Mt CO2 ) a Market value Volume (millions of $) (Mt CO2 ) 2,417 7,908 341 321 5,477 24,357 508 1,101 59 6 225 20 44 3 6 1 100 38 >10 10 Source: K.
Costantino, “Financing Environmental Services: The Costa Rican Experience and Its Implications,” Science of the Total Environment 240 (1999): 157–69. the idea of market-based mechanisms 27 9. ” 10. G. Heal, Nature and the Marketplace: Capturing the Value of Ecosystem Services (Washington: Island Press, 2000). 11. S. Pagiola, J. Bishop, and N. , Selling Forest Environmental Services: Market-Based Mechanisms for Conservation and Development (London: Earthscan, 2002). 12. E. B. Barbier, “Valuing Environmental Functions: Tropical Wetlands,” Land Economics 70, no.