Confronting Sustainability: Forest Certification in Developing and Transitioning Countries
Cashore, Benjamin and Gale, Fred and Meidinger, Errol and Newsom, Deanna, eds. (2006) Confronting Sustainability: Forest Certification in Developing and Transitioning Countries. Yale University Faculty of Environmental Studies Publication Series, New Haven, Connecticut. ISBN 0-9707882-5-8
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In the last quarter century a growing body of scientific research has revealed that the
world’s forests are under stress. Data collected on biodiversity, species decline and
deforestation reveal widespread deterioration of forest ecosystem structure and function.
Research on social and community conditions has documented growing uncertainty
about the ability of forest dependent communities to rely on forests for their
livelihoods. Analyses of economic globalization and technological innovations have
detailed an acceleration of forest exploitation alongside increasing uncertainty for
domestic forest sectors about where global trends are headed. Taken together, existing
research has revealed a complex, yet fragile relationship between forest use and
natural functioning forest ecosystems.
In the face of this body of knowledge, and consensus that many problems are
intensifying, domestic and international governmental responses have been strongly
criticized as woefully inadequate, and far too slow, to address the myriad problems
facing global forest management.
|Deposited By:||Dr Fred P. Gale|
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