February 28, 2007
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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 11, NUMBER 1-2, JANUARY-FEBRUARY 1998
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
State of the World's Forests 1997, U.N. Food & Agric. Org.,
200 pp., 1997, £23.95 (available through NHBS).
Part of a biennial series.
Forest Politics: The Evolution of International Cooperation, D.
Humphreys, 224 pp., 1996, £35 hbk./£15.95 (Earthscan).
The first full-length study of the evolution of international
cooperation on forest conservation. Traces the emergence of deforestation
as an issue on the international political agenda. Includes an assessment
of deforestation, environmental and social effects, international policy
responses over the last 15 years, and assessments of post-Rio conservation
initiatives and the prospects for future international agreements.
Bad Harvest: The Timber Trade and the Degradation of Global Forests,
N. Dudley, J.-P. Jeanrenaud, F. Sullivan, 224 pp., 1996, $23 (Island).
Based on 15 years of research, particularly by the World Wide Fund for
Nature. Gives an account of the role the timber trade has played in the
worldwide forest loss and degradation, and examines the environmental
consequences on boreal, temporal and tropical regions, and the impacts on
local people. Suggests improvements for the future through a new strategy
for sustainable forest management.
Tropical Deforestation: A Socio-Economic Approach, C.J. Jepma, 320
pp., 1995, $33.50 pbk. (Island).
Investigates the underlying socio-economic causes of deforestation using
a specially developed model, and assesses the consequences of different
policy alternatives. Only measures (policies relating to land use and
population) that address the interests of those immediately affected will
have any success.
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