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Economic Instruments for Tropical Forests: The Congo Basin case

Alain Karsenty

Report/paper, 112 pages

Economic instruments - taxes, royalties, quotas, auctions, permit markets, subsidies, performance bonds, timber certification, log export bans, carbon dioxide markets - lie at the heart of contemporary debate over ‘sustainable management’ of tropical forests and especially one of its most controversial aspects: logging.

Drawing on economic theory and concrete examples mainly from Central Africa but also from south-east Asia, this book provides a pragmatic and stimulating view of the forestry policy issues bound up with these new aspects of tropical forest management at the crossroads of economics and ecology.

This document is also available in French from: La librairie du CIRAD, Avenue Agropolis (Bât 4), BP 5035, Montpellier Cedex 1, France. Tel: + 33 4 67 61 44 17, Fax: + 33 4 67 61 55 47, email: librairie@cirad.fr

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