Journal article

A methodology to estimate national REDD plus reference levels using the Zero-Sum-Gains DEA approach

Jichuan Sheng, Zhuang Miao, U Aytun Ozturk

ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2016

Abstract

REDD+ reference levels directly impact the benefits which a country may receive. However, the existing "Compensation Reduction" (CR) and "Compensated Successful Efforts" (CSE) are only considered from a unilateral perspective of outputs or inputs. The combination of these two approaches is considered to estimate the REDD+ reference levels through the Zero-Sum-Gains Data Envelopment Analysis in this paper. The agricultural labor force and agricultural land area are used as input variables, and the gross agricultural production and carbon emissions from deforestation are considered as output variables. The REDD+ reference levels of 89 countries are calculated and classified through the Zero-Su..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by National Basic Research Program of China


Awarded by National Social Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Humanities and Social Science Foundation of Ministry of Education of China


Awarded by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to the financial support provided by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 71303123, 71403132 and 71403120), National Basic Research Program of China (No. 2015CB953603), National Social Science Foundation of China (No. 13CGL094), Humanities and Social Science Foundation of Ministry of Education of China (No. 13YJCZH148) and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2015M570209). This paper is also funded by the Fund of Flagship Major Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions.