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Author McDermott, Constance

Title Global environmental forest policies : an international comparison / Constance L. McDermott, Benjamin Cashore, and Peter Kanowski
Published London ; Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 372 pages) : illustrations
Series Earthscan forest library
Earthscan forest library
Contents Part I: Setting the Scene -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Selection and Global Context of the Case Study Countries -- Part II: Regional Analyses -- Chapter 3. Canada and the United States -- Chapter 4. Western Europe: Finland, Germany, Portugal and Sweden -- Chapter 5. Asia: China, India, Indonesia and Japan -- Chapter 6. Central and Eastern Europe: Latvia, Poland and the Russian Federation -- Chapter 7. Latin America: Brazil, Chile and Mexico -- Chapter 8. Oceania: Australia and New Zealand -- Chapter 9. Africa: The Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa -- Part III: Summary and Conclusions -- Chapter 10. Summary of Findings -- Chapter 11. Three Puzzles, a Conundrum and a Question: Towards a Dynamic and Problem-Focused Policy Research Agenda
Summary Market globalization and the globalization of environmental concerns have spurred demand for greater international accountability for forest stewardship. In response, a range of multi-lateral governmental and non-governmental initiatives have emerged to redefine the rules of global trade, and demand verification of the legality and/or sustainability of forest products originating from within and outside national boundaries. At the same time there is a lack of transparency and shared understanding about the environmental forest policies that already exist within the world's leading forest producing and consuming countries. The result is that many stakeholders have developed perceptions about a country's regulatory environment that are not consistent with what is actually taking place. This book provides a uniquely detailed and systematic comparison of environmental forest policies and enforcement in twenty countries worldwide, covering developed, transition and developing economies. The goal is to enhance global policy learning and promote well-informed and precisely tuned policy solutions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Forest management -- Environmental aspects
Forest policy -- Environmental aspects
Forests and forestry -- Environmental aspects
Global environmental change
Form Electronic book
Author Cashore, Benjamin William, 1964-
Kanowski, Peter
ISBN 1849774927 (electronic bk.)
9781849774925 (electronic bk.)