The Dynamics of Deforestation and Economic Growth in the Brazilian Amazon

By Lykke E. Andersen; Clive W. J. Granger et al. | Go to book overview

Index
abandoned land, 41
açaí belt, 90, 98
agricultural
census, 45, 94
frontier, 64
research, 207
aluminium processing, 99, 53
Avança Brasil, 33–34, 138, 140–141, 145, 206–207
babaçu belt, 98
Balbina dam, 86
bauxite mining, 53
benefits of clearing
owing to unpaved roads, 196
biodiversity, 186
biomass content, 163
steady-state assumption, 165
boom-bust cycles, 23, 82
Calha Norte, 18
Carajás, 17–19, 84
Carbon
content in different vegetation types, 153
dynamics, 155
emissions, 152, 202
emission estimates, 160
inventory model, 153
tax, 181
carbon content
climax, 156
cattle, 70
and government subsidies, 71
herd growth, 54, 70
and land speculation, 74
liquid investment, 77
local urban demand, 76
low-risk, 77
not labor intensive, 77
prestigious activity, 77
useful by-products, 77
cerrado, 11–12, 71, 78
Cerrado Research Center, 78
clearing vs. deforestation, 6
Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, 53
computable general equilibrium model (CGE), 184
Conservation Units, 19, 62
conservationists, 1, 3
credit, 60
crops
annual, 77
perennial, 78
dams, 85
Balbina, 86
Tucurui, 85
Deforestation
accumulated: by INPE, 41; from land surveys, 111
cross-country models, 111
definition of: inclusive, 6; purist, 6
farm-level studies, 112
gross, 41
measured by satellite, 41
measures: sources of error, 44
models, 111
net, 41
owing to dams, 86
owing to mining, 85
regional models, 112
degradation, 201
forest, 201
developmentalists, 1, 2
discount rate, 171
econometric
methodology, 209
philosophy, 209
economic
growth, 201
valuation, 168
EMBRAPA, 78, 207
environmental protection, 207

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Figures vii
  • Tables ix
  • Preface xiii
  • Acronyms and Abbreviations xviii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Development of the Brazilian Amazon 11
  • 3 - The Municipal Database 36
  • 4 - The Sources and Agents of Deforestation 66
  • 5 - Alternatives to Deforestation: Extractivism 91
  • 6 - Modeling Deforestation and Development in the Brazilian Amazon 111
  • 7 - Carbon Emissions 152
  • 8 - The Costs and Benefits of Deforestation 167
  • 9 - Conclusions and Recommendations 200
  • Technical Appendix 209
  • References 241
  • Index 257
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