Reveals vital but overlooked ingredients for spreading innovative sustainable agriculture techniques -- mainly institutional collaboration, farmer participation, and political support.
Obstacles to forest policy reform in Indonesia and the United States
Examines underlying economic, social, and political forces that drive forest conversion and exploitation and reforms in which local participation, national institutions, donor assistance, and international action can promote effective forest management.
In many countries, government policies lie behind the wastage of forest resources. This report examines the situation in ten countries on four continents and shows improved government policies can promote economic development and forest conservation.
Focusing on the role of energy in the global economy, this frequently quoted report notes that unstable and unsustainable energy prices have brought about many problems -- high inflation rates, world recession, and mountain debt burdens.