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xii, 258 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Some basic remarks on sustainable forest management, environment and global ethics / Hartmut Ihne and Peter Spathelf
  • Sustaining the world's forests : managing competing demands for a vital resource : the role of the World Bank / Gerhard Dieterle
  • Conservation of tropical forests and climate change mitigation / Pierre L. Ibisch and Lars Schmidt
  • The state of Europe's forests : 2007 : report of the Fifth Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe for Sustainable Forest Management in Europe / Michael Köhl and Ewald Rametsteiner
  • Sustainable forest management in the tropics : still a long way to go? / Leif Nutto, Peter Spathelf, and Ulrich Eberland Schroder
  • Non-wood forest products for livelihoods and sustainable development / Wulf Killmann
  • Conservation of forest genetic resources : the basis for adaptability in managed forests / Ralf Kätzel
  • Adaptive forest management : a prerequisite for sustainable forestry in the face of climate change / Andreas Bolte ... [et al.]
  • A scientific perspective for silviculture / Thomas Knoke
  • Forest-related climate mitigation options : dialogues for exploring opportunities and threats / Martin Welp
  • Key challenges in forest protected area management / Monika Bertzky and Bastian Bomhard
  • Forest organizations in change : examples from the tropics and subtropics / Jürgen Pretzch
  • Forestry or "the art of flying blind" : sustainability in an era of global change / Ulrich Schraml and Roderich v. Detten
  • Sustainable forest management as a model for sustainable development : conclusions toward a concrete vision / Peter Spathelf.
Yet another book on the topic of 'Sustainable Forest Management' can only be justified by new information that is of direct relevance. The contents of this volume concentrate on the very latest factors and developments, thus, hopefully, contributing both to the book's attractiveness and to closing gaps in the discipline's database. This book is written for researchers in the field of forest management, international forestry, and climate change-related issues, legal and policy advisors, as well as for managers of private companies who deal with SFM. The authors of the various sections are scientists in the field of forestry and other environmental sciences. They represent different institutions, mainly universities and research agencies in Germany, but also high-level international institutions in development co-operation, such as the World Bank, FAO, and IIASA. The scope of the book is to refresh the meanings and perceptions of SFM against the background of the rapid changes in our natural and social environment. Climate change and the rapid increase of atmospheric CO concentration is a global process 2 with negative impacts of different kinds, among others on natural ecosystems such as forests. A crucial issue therefore is how forest management can contribute to forest conservation in light of changing climatic conditions. Moreover, policy changes such as the introduction of certification schemes and the new emphasis laid on Non-Wood Forest Products justify the re-evaluation of the role of SFM in delivering ecological goods and services from our forests.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789048133000 20160603
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 151 p. ; 28 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 194 p. : ill., maps, forms ; 21 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The international climate regime, its clean development mechanism (CDM) and the link to rural development
  • Case study : The International Small Group & Tree Planting Program (TIST)
  • The adoption of carbon farming : modeling farmers' decisions
  • Structural equation modeling (SEM) to represent farmer decisions
  • Synthesis : the model results and the issue of participation
  • Conclusion and policy recommendations.
In a timely contribution to the international discussion of the post-Kyoto climate regime this study hypothesizes that Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in the land use and forestry sector are an efficient instrument for climate change mitigation that contributes to rural development and poverty alleviation at the same time. To this end, the study analyzes socio-economic aspects of a forestry project established under the CDM rules considering an East African case study exemplarily. An agricultural household survey in Tanzania delivered the empirical data for the structural equation model at the center of the analysis. Looking at different farm assets it is shown that the benefits of land use-related climate projects go way beyond pure mitigation. They also have a positive impact on a very broad asset base on which poor farm households depend. Hence, the current CDM only allowing for afforestation and reforestation projects is far too restricted to deliver on its twin objective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783631592502 20160604
Law Library (Crown)
5 p. ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xix, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • The puzzle
  • Dynamics of initiation, consolidation, and propagation
  • Markets and politics in the forest sector
  • The rise and evolution of forest certification
  • Markets and politics in the coffee sector
  • The rise and evolution of coffee certification
  • Markets and politics in the fisheries sector
  • The rise and evolution of fisheries certification
  • Certification emergence and growth across sectors.
Recent decades have witnessed the rise of social and environmental certification programs that are intended to promote responsible business practices. Consumers now encounter organic or fair-trade labels on a variety of products, implying such desirable benefits as improved environmental conditions or more equitable market transactions. But what do we know about the origins and development of the organizations behind these labels? This book examines forest, coffee, and fishery certification programs to reveal how the early decisions of programs on governance and standards affect the path along which individual programs evolve and the variety and number of programs across sectors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300190533 20160617
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The making of markets for carbon and the potential of forestry offsets
  • Forestry in the Kyoto Protocol
  • Forestry in voluntary carbon markets
  • Biodiversity benefits of reforestation and avoiding deforestation
  • Measuring the carbon in forest sinks
  • Forests as a source of biofuels
  • Forestry in the climate change policies of selected developed countries
  • Policies for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).
Reforestation and avoiding deforestation are methods of harnessing nature to tackle global warming - the greatest challenge facing humankind. In this book, Colin Hunt deals comprehensively with the present and future role of forests in climate change policy and practice. The author provides signposts for the way ahead in climate change policy and offers practical examples of forestry's role in climate change mitigation in both developed and tropical developing countries. Chapters on measuring carbon in plantations, their biodiversity benefits and potential for biofuel production complement the analysis. He also discusses the potential for forestry in climate change policy in the United States and other countries where policies to limit greenhouse gas emissions have been foreshadowed. The author employs scientific and socio-economic analysis and lays bare the complexity of forestry markets. A review of the workings of carbon markets, both based on the Kyoto Protocol and voluntary participation, provides a base from which to explore forestry's role. Emphasis is placed on acknowledging how forests' idiosyncrasies affect the design of markets for sequestered carbon. The realization of forestry's potential in developed countries depends on the depth of cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, together with in-country rules on forestry. An increase in funding for carbon retention in tropical forests is an immediate imperative, but complexities dictate that the sources of finance will likely be dedicated funds rather than carbon markets. This timely and comprehensive book will be of great value to any reader interested in climate change. Policy-makers within international agencies and governments, academics and students in the fields of geography, economics, science policy, forestry, development studies as well as carbon market participants and forest developers in the private sector will find it especially useful.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847209771 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
Law Library (Crown)


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