World Forests, Society and Environment
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 but also values from diverse human and cultural perspectives 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.
- Hardback | 404 pages
- 180.34 x 259.08 x 30.48mm | 929.86g
- 01 Apr 1999
- Dordrecht, Netherlands
- 1999 ed.
- XX, 404 p.
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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)