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Author Dudley, Nigel.

Title Bad harvest? : the timber trade and the degradation of the world's forests / Nigel Dudley, Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud and Francis Sullivan
Published London : Earthscan, 1995
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 204 pages)
Contents 1. A Vision for Forests -- 2. A Global Forest Crisis. The importance of forests. Environmental significance. Social functions. Status of global forests. Loss of forest area in the tropics. Lost of forest quality in the temperate and boreal regions. Quality and quantity. Loss of forest quality. Causes of forest decline. Impacts of the timber industry -- 3. The Timber Trade: a Changing Global Structure. Consumption of the timber throughout the world. The changing face of the timber trade. Concentration of economic power. Vertical integration. The particular role of transnational companies. Intra-firm trade, transfer pricing and illegal operations. Changing ownership patterns. The importance of timber trading. The role of the timber trade in the North. The growing role of the South. Timber trading in Southeast Asia. Government and intergovernmental links with the timber trade. Technical changes which have an impact on forestry. Impacts on forestry workers. Improvements of efficiency of timber use -- 4. Logging in Natural and Semi-natural Forests. The political debate. The impact of logging society and the environment. The timber trade and natural-forest logging. Native-forest logging around the world. Case study: The Russian Federation. Case study: Canada. Case study: Alaska, USA. Case study: Suriname. Case study: Cameroon -- 5. Intensification of Management in Secondary Forests. Changing forest management systems. Traditional management systems. Modern management systems. Environmental and social issues relating to managed forests. The forces behind industrial forestry. Case study of intensive forest management: Sweden -- 6. Pulp, Paper and Pollution. Global pulp and paper use. Trade in fibre, pulp and paper products. Environmental and social impacts of the pulp and paper trade. Timber demand and direct impact on forests. Impact through manufacture. Pollution from pulping and bleaching. Resource implications. Tackling pollution. Impact from pulp and paper waste. Recycling. Case study: Japan. Case study: Germany -- 7. Policy-based Solutions to Forestry Problems. Non-governmental organizations. International responses. United Nations bodies. The Earth Summit, the Commision on Sustainable Development and other international initiatives. Trade organizations: the ITTO. Multilateral development banks and aid agencies. National initiatives -- 8. Forest-based solutions. Approaches to forest management. Productive forests and reserves. Multiple-purpose sustainable forestry. Companies get involved in New Forestry -- 9. Market-based solutions. Claims of environmental acceptability. The move towards timber certification. The Forest Stewardship Council. Independent certification bodies. The WWF 1995 Group -- 10. A strategy for forests. A vision of forests in the future. WWF's forest vision. WWF's global forest strategy. Action-plan for implementing forest strategy. Main participants involved in setting the agenda. Suggestions for action -- 11. Conclusions. Quality and quantity. Including all forests in assessments. The timber trade and areas of biological richness. Illegal logging operations. Unchanging global forest conditions. The way forward
Summary The world's forests are disappearing at an alarming rate, and with disastrous consequences. Demand for wood and paper products ranks high amongst the causes of deforestation and forest degradation, and is now the major cause of loss in those forests richest in wildlife. There is a great deal to be done to improve the timber industry before our forests are safely and sustainably managed. Bad Harvest presents an incisive account of the role that the timber trade has played in the loss and degradation of forests around the world. It examines the environmental consequences of the trade on boreal, t
Analysis Timber Trades
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-196) and index
Credits On t/p verso: Published in association with the WWF-UK and the International Institute for Environment and Development
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Subject Environmental policy.
Forest products industry -- Environmental aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Jeanrenaud, Jean Paul.
Sullivan, Francis.
ISBN 1134164386
Other Titles Timber trade and the degradation of the world's forests