Tropical forests, international jungle. The underside of global ecopolitics

  • Smouts M
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This book, containing an introduction and 6 chapters, explores the complexities of what are tropical forests, what role they play not only in the environment but in trade, health care, energy, and almost every facet of natural and social life for those living there and beyond. It analyses almost all the major issues in connection with tropical forests, including: tropical forest deforestation/degradation; competition for land uses in the tropics; illegal logging; overcapacity of timber industries in some tropical countries and their quest for resource supply; the involvement of and benefits accruing to local communities; criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management; carbon sequestration, climate change and the Kyoto Protocol; substitution and boycotts of tropical timber products and certification; timber industry, trade and the environment; and international cooperation.

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  • Marie-Claude Smouts

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