World Forests

The Future of the World's Forests

Ideas vs Ideologies

Authors: Douglas, Jim, Simula, Markku

  • Presents the expertise of high ranking authors, well-known throughout forest and forest policy sectors
  • Timely, particularly given the re-emergence of forests in the climate debate
  • Includes a detailed analysis of political and socio-economical decisions and their evolvement in practice to develop a new strategy for sustainable forest development
  • Written in an accessible, engaging style
  • Discusses political, social, economic dimensions of international forestry
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About this book

At the landmark 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit), solemn resolutions were made both to protect the world’s biodiversity and to co-operate on managing natural forests in a sustainable and ecologically responsible way. If anything, given recent developments in issues such as climate change and poverty, the problem of protecting and sustaining forests should logically have become more important globally. Yet public interest in, and development support for, forest activities have declined and rates of forest loss remain stubbornly high. Why has this happened? This book seeks answers to this question. It examines the often dysfunctional relationships between various members of the international forest constituency, which have so often prevented the formation of consensus. It also explores the tendency to pursue technical and politically convenient ‘fixes’ focused on the internal workings of the forest sector, while ignoring the overwhelming influence of external forces on the fate of forests. The result, all too often, has been programs which benefit a few powerful players and fail to provide real solutions. The book provides a new examination of and perspective on the international forest policy debate. It clarifies the reasons for global forest conflicts and provides insight for future policy development. Including examples from both the developed and developing world, it provides an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students in forest policy and international relations, as well as a useful reference for policymakers and professionals in the forest sector, the development community and conservationists. With significant global attention now focused on reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), the authors examine the promise and the potential problems that apply to this initiative.

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From the reviews:

“The Future of the World’s Forests – Ideas vs Ideologies by Jim Douglas and Markku Simula fills a clear gap in the literature on international forestry development. The book … covers the key trends, policy developments and international initiatives related to forestry and its role in sustainable development in an integrated, comprehensive and forward looking manner in a way that has not been done before. … This book is very valuable in terms of substance and ideas … .” (Pia Katila and Marko Katila, Silva Fennica, Vol. 45 (4), 2011)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Disappearing Rainforests: New Solutions

    Douglas, Jim (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Global Forests: Debate and Dysfunction

    Douglas, Jim (et al.)

    Pages 19-39

  • The State of Global Forest Resources

    Douglas, Jim (et al.)

    Pages 41-52

  • Are Trade and Forests Survival Compatible?

    Douglas, Jim (et al.)

    Pages 55-79

  • Deforestation: Causes and Symptoms

    Douglas, Jim (et al.)

    Pages 81-104

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9582-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9581-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3327-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of the World's Forests
Book Subtitle
Ideas vs Ideologies
Authors
Series Title
World Forests
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9582-4
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9582-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9581-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3327-5
Series ISSN
1566-0427
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 214
Topics