enormous amount of information available on community forestry, urban
tree benefits, climate change, and carbon offset markets, we have
chosen several trustworthy and thorough sources that we hope can foster
a basic understanding of an interest in our research topic.
Community Forestry Links
& Carbon Offset Market Links
Forestry South Expo
This site provides a collection of resources about urban forestry and
carbon markets, including registration (registry), certification,
monitoring, potential for markets, carbon trading, and carbon credits.
Carbon market case studies are also included.
Forest Service Center for Urban Forest Research
The US Forest Service's Center for Urban Forest Research was
established in 1992 and its website provides information and relevant
research on urban forestry, often focusing on the community benefits of
trees in cities.
Forests and Climate Change
US Forest Service website on urban forests and climate change, which
includes background, research documents, tools and links.
- Alliance for
for Community Trees is a coalition of organizations dedicated to
restoring community forests for the benefits of all people.
is the only national organization solely focused on the needs of
nonprofit and community organizations engaged in urban forest
i-Tree is a
peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service
that provides urban and commnunity forestry analysis and benefits
provides knowledge and technology for users to learn about and also to
fund urban and community forestry practicies.
Think Global, Act Local
Technology and Sustainable Development (TSD) website provides
information on the opportunities and challenges
of including community-based forestry as an eligible carbon mitigation
activity under future international climate change agreements similar
to the Kyoto Protocol.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading
scientific body for the assessment of cliamte change, established by
the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World
Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a current
state of climate change and its potential environmental and
This site provides fairly up-to-date information on state- and
regional- level climate legislation, policy and initiatives. Click on
your state to find out emissions targets, climate action plans, vehicle
standards, and other useful information that may help to illuminate
options for participation in carbon markets. The site also
provides basic information on the science behind climate change.
of Concerned Scientists
Union of Concerned Scientiests-Global Warming site is a user-friendly
primer on the role of forests in mitigating global warming based on
scientific research. Including related fact sheets, articles
and policy news.
Chicago Climate Exchange
The Chicago Climate Exchange is a financial institution whose
objectives are to apply financial innovation and incentives to advance
social, environmental, and economic goals through North America's only
cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global
affiliates and projects worldwide.
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