Title: Evaluating the demand for carbon sequestration in olive grove soils as a strategy toward mitigating climate change
Authors: RODRIGUEZ-ENTRENA MacarioBARREIRO-HURLÉ JesúsGOMEZ-LIMON Jose A.ESPINOSA GODED MARIACASTRO Juan
Citation: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT vol. 112 p. 368-376
Publisher: ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC73337
ISSN: 0301-4797
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479712004008
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC73337
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.08.004
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: In this paper we present an estimate of the economic value of carbon sequestration in olive grove soils derived from the implementation of different agricultural management systems. Carbon sequestration is considered jointly with other environmental co-benefits, such as enhanced erosion prevention and increased biodiversity. The estimates have been obtained using choice experiments and show that there is a significant demand from society for these environmental services. From a policy perspective, an agri-environmental scheme that delivers the highest level of each environmental service would be valued by society at 122 Euros per hectare. If we focus on carbon sequestration, each ton of CO2 would be valued at 17 Euros. These results show that there is scope to include agricultural soil carbon sequestration in climate change mitigation strategies and to provide guidance for setting payments for agri-environmental schemes promoting soil management changes.
JRC Institute:Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

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