Federal Lands in the Twenty-First Century
28 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2012
Date Written: 2010
This paper explores the effects of a destabilizing climate on federal lands and policies for their management. It looks at both the mitigation side - using federal lands for renewable energy production to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - and the adaptation side, and advocates that policymakers link the two. In the long run, it predicts that measures to deal with a changing climate will blur many traditional boundaries, including the one between public and private land.
Keywords: public lands, federal lands, renewable energy, climate change
JEL Classification: K11, K32, Q24, Q42, Q48
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