Changing Landscapes: The Development of the International Timber Organization and Its Influence on Tropical Forest Management

Changing Landscapes: The Development of the International Timber Organization and Its Influence on Tropical Forest Management

by Duncan Poore

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Changing Landscapes: The Development of the International Timber Organization and Its Influence on Tropical Forest Management by Duncan Poore

This is the history of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO); its aims, policies and achievements, through drawing on contemporary records and the author's own wide experience. The book uses examination of past successes and failures to formulate a 21st-century agenda for the most practical ways of improving the management of forests and deciding forest policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853839917
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/28/2003
Edition description: 1
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Duncan Poore is Vice-President of the Commonwealth Forestry Association

Table of Contents

The Rise and Fall of Forests * Sustainable Forest Management: A Response to Destruction * Genesis of a Treaty: The ITTA Takes Shape * ITTO's Early Days: Optimism and Experiment * First Assessment: Living a Fool's Paradise * From Abidjan to Bali: A Radical New Agenda * The case of Sarawak * Ferment 1990-1992 * Tropical Forests, or all Forests? Renegotiating the ITTA * Has the Tropical Timber Trade any Leverage? Policies 1991-1995 * The Many Roads from UNCED * ITTO's Road to 1995: ENGOs Diverge * 1995-2000: Getting on with the Job * Year 2000 Report: The Curate's Egg? * Reaction: False Start, New Energy * Policies Into Action: Some Case Studies * ITTO: Agent of Change * Changing Landscapes, Future Prospects * Appendices * Notes * References * Index

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