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The Resource Public policies and the misuse of forest resources, edited by Robert Repetto, Malcolm Gillis

Public policies and the misuse of forest resources, edited by Robert Repetto, Malcolm Gillis

Label
Public policies and the misuse of forest resources
Title
Public policies and the misuse of forest resources
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert Repetto, Malcolm Gillis
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book documents how government policies affecting taxation, credit, timber concessions, and public investment contribute to deforestation and the misuse of forest resources in both the developing and the developed worlds. Ten case studies - of the United States, Braxil, China, the Phillipines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Liberia, Ghana, Gabon, and the Ivory Coast - show how forests have bben sacrificed to make quick profits and how many such ventures are intrinsically uneconomic but are supported by generous public subsidies. The authors argue that deforestation results not just from population growth or landlessness, but also from misguided government decisions. They convincingly describe the serious fiscal and economic losses such decisions entail and propose policy changes that can preserve forest resources without interfering with other economic objectives
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Repetto, Robert C
  • Gillis, Malcolm
  • World Resources Institute
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forest policy
  • Deforestation
  • Politique forestière
  • Déboisement
  • Forstwirtschaft
  • Umweltpolitik
  • Forest policy
  • Deforestation
Label
Public policies and the misuse of forest resources, edited by Robert Repetto, Malcolm Gillis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A World Resources Institute book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview / Robert Repetto -- Indonesia / Malcolm Gillis -- Malaysia / Malcolm Gillis -- Incentive policies and forest use in the Philippines / Eufresina L. Boado -- Price and policy: the keys to revamping China's forestry resources / Li Jinchang et al. -- Public policy and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon / John O. Browder -- West Africa / Malcolm Gillis -- Subsidized timber sales from national forest lands in the United States / Robert Repetto -- conclusion / Malcolm Gillis and Robert Repetto
Control code
17202840
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 432 pages
Isbn
9780521335744
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
87033815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1204003
Label
Public policies and the misuse of forest resources, edited by Robert Repetto, Malcolm Gillis
Publication
Note
"A World Resources Institute book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview / Robert Repetto -- Indonesia / Malcolm Gillis -- Malaysia / Malcolm Gillis -- Incentive policies and forest use in the Philippines / Eufresina L. Boado -- Price and policy: the keys to revamping China's forestry resources / Li Jinchang et al. -- Public policy and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon / John O. Browder -- West Africa / Malcolm Gillis -- Subsidized timber sales from national forest lands in the United States / Robert Repetto -- conclusion / Malcolm Gillis and Robert Repetto
Control code
17202840
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 432 pages
Isbn
9780521335744
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
87033815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1204003

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