International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 3 Issue 1 2012- July 2012        Pages: 126- 133            <<Previous    Next>>

Carbon sequestration and offset:  The pilot project of carbon credit through forest sector for Thailand

Author Information:

Teerawong  Laosuwan1, Pornchai Uttaruk2, Usa Klinkhom2, Charlie Navanugraha3,
Chetpong Butthep4, Jay H. Samek4, David L.Skole5
1- Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University, Kantarawichai District,   Maha Sarakham 44150, Thailand
2- Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University, Kantarawichai District,   Maha Sarakham 44150, Thailand
3- Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahasarakham University, Kantarawichai, Mahasarakham 44150, Thailand
4- Offices of International Affairs, National Research Council of Thailand, 196 Phaholyothin
Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900
5- Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, U.S.A.


Carbon sequestration through tropical forestry has the potential to participate an important role in improving global environmental problems (i.e. atmospheric accumulation of GHG's and climate change). Agroforestry  system are known to provide rural people much potential in both struggling out their poverty and mitigating of farm damaged caused by uncontrollable weathers. Changing of cultivation systems from single annually plant cultivation to multi specie cultivation with various trees and perennial woody plants included can reduce the severities of climate change by capturing more atmospheric carbon dioxide and converting into woody and soiled biomasses. This paper discuss about agroforestry carbon are now challenging as novel approved carbon including methods are needed by the markets. The primary gold of the pilot project (focus to community network in north east Thailand) is to establish the carbon sequestration system. In this termination under realize that the agroforestry carbon sequestrations are practical, sustainable, and verifiable.

Keywords: Carbon sequestration, Agroforestry system, Community network

DOI: 10.6088/ijes.2012030131014

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