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Economics of the Tropical Timber Trade, The

This book is based on a major study of the economic linkages between the trade in tropical timber products and sustainable forest management prepared for the International Tropical Timber Organisation by the London Environmental Economics Centre. It examines current and future market conditions in the tropical timber trade, the linkages between trade and tropical deforestation, and the role of trade and forest sector policies in encouraging sustainable forest management. Through the use of extensive case studies and empirical evidence the authors argue that, although the timber trade is not the major source of tropical deforestation, policy distortions encourage excessive timber related deforestation whilst discouraging sustainable management. The book concludes by examining the necessary international policy measures required to improve the role of the timber trade in sustaining tropical production forests.

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  • IIED code: 5049IIED
  • Published: 1992 - Earthscan
  • Theme: Economics
  • ISBN: 1-85383-219-7
  • Language: English

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