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World Forests, Society and Environment : World Forests - Matti Palo

World Forests, Society and Environment

World Forests

By: Matti Palo (Editor), Jussi Uusivuori (Editor)

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Published: 31st March 1999
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This book addresses current global and regional issues concerning the world's forests, societies and the environment from an independent and non-governmental point of view. A main message is that cooperation on a global scale is not only commendable, but essential if solutions to the problems facing the world's forests are to be found. To achieve this, modern science needs to find a clearer picture of relationships between forests, human activity and the environment and of the consequences of environmental change for the ability of societies to survive. Part I, Editorial Perspectives, is analyzing the ongoing globalization processes of forests, societies and the environment. Part II, Society and Environment, reviews worldwide trends with significance for the future of forests and forestry. While the trends are influenced by forest sector issues, that sector is influenced to a much larger extent by external factors - such as demography, urbanization, or technological development. Part III, Importance of Forests, looks at the value of the goods and services of forests; tangible and intangible; market and non-market; and concludes that failure to recognize their full value is one of the crucial impediments to sustainable development. In Part IV, Global Forum, scientists take up global forestry themes - deforestation, trade and the environment, climate change, biodiversity - with the aim of stimulating wider discussion. Part V, Regional Forum, looks at major themes of particular relevance to Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America and Europe, such as farm and agroforestry, corruption and concessions, urban forestry and environmental conflicts. Part VI introduces the special theme - forest sectors in transition economies. Teams of scientists from Russia and China focus on the implications of the transition from plan to market economy, illuminating both the very different nature of the forest sector in the two countries and the different transition paths that they have adopted. In the past millennium the entire world has been discovered. In the past half century the contribution of forests to the economy worldwide has been perceived, while only recently have their societal and environmental benefits been globally recognized. Globalization is a demanding process requiring knowledge and information. This book offers knowledge, facts and information &endash; but also values from diverse human and cultural perspectives &endash; about world forests, society and environment to help us towards equity in our use of the global forest, to create a clearer vision on a unasylva.

`... the editors are to be congratulated for making the attempt to involve authors from throughout the world in this publication and for presenting some intersting cases from severy countries. I am happy, therefore, to recommend to those concerned with sustainability of forestry goods and services, to acquire a copy and use it as background reading and a source of information.' International Forestry Review, 1:4 (1999) `Extensively referenced, this book is an important library addition for anyone involved with management issues relating to forestry.' Northeastern Naturalist, 6:3 (2000)

Preface
Foreword
Editorial Perspectives
Globalization of Forests, Societies and Environments
Society and Environment
Global Threats and Opportunies
Information Technology and Paper Demand Scenarios
Importance of Forests
Perceptions and Concepts of the Importance of Forests
Assessment Prospects for the World's Forest Resources
No End to Deforestation? M. Palo
Production and Trade in Forest Goods
Society and the Services of Forests
Global Forum
Deforestation - Institutional Causes and Solutions
Timber Trade and Environment
Forests and Climate Change - Ecological and Economic Challenges
The State of the World's Forest Biodiversity
Regional Forum. Africa
African Forests. Societies and Environments
Agroforestry and Farm Forestry in Africa
Wood Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa
Management of Dry Forests and Livestock in Sub-Saharan Africa
Forest Sector in South Africa
Asia-Pacifc Forests, Societies and Environments
Demand, Supply and Trade of Forest Products in Asia-Pacific
Community Forestry Development in India
Political Power and the Indonesian Forest Concession System
Development of the Forest Sector in Indonesia
Latin American Forests, Societies and Environments
Plantation and Natural Forests in Latin America endash
Urban Forestry Development in Latin America
Forests, Policies and People on the Central American Agricultural Frontier
Forest Policies in Brazil
Forests. Societies and Environments in North America and Europe
Environmental Forestry Conflicts in Europe and the United States
Timber Certification Prospects
Technological Flexibility in the North American Forest Sector
Forest-based Development in Finland endash; a Unique Success?
Special theme endash; forest sectors of economies in transition
Russian and Chinese Forests, Societies and Environments in Transition
Transition from Planning to Market Economy
Forest Resources of the Russian Federation
Forest Industries in the Russian Federation
Erosion of Social Structures in the Russian Forest Sector
Environmental Concerns in the Russian Forest Sector
Forest Science and Education in the Russian Federation
The Forest Sector in China: Towards a Market Economy
Contributors
Index
Boxes
Figures
Tables
Maps
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792353010
ISBN-10: 0792353013
Series: World Forests
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 31st March 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.3  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 2.27