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Climate, biodiversity, and forests

Issues and opportunities emerging from the Kyoto Protocol

Examines why the role of forests and land-use change under the Kyoto Protocol remains controversial. Notes that climate change is a major threat to biodiversity and that protecting biological diversity may help mitigate other impacts of climate change.

Logging Burma's frontier forests

Resources and the regime

Uses satellite and field data to assess the impact of unsustainable logging on Burma's forests and establishes a link between logging policy, deforestation, and the political violence that has plagued the country in recent years.

All that glitters is not gold

Balancing conservation and development in Venezuela's frontier forests...

Warns that allowing uncontrolled extractive activities in Venezuela's Guayana region risks opportunities for economic growth and conservation. Identifies policy options for development plans with safeguard measures based on conservation, sustainability....

Last Frontier Forests

Ecosystems and Economies on the Edge

Offers the first scientific assessment of the world's large, intact natural forests and graphically depicts the extent of human impacts on global forests....

Profit without plunder

Reaping revenue from Guyana's tropical forests without destroying them...

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Identifies key steps Guyana can take for sustainable forestry management, providing both concrete proposals for immediate and long-term action...

Breaking the Logjam

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.

Keeping Options Alive

The scientific basis for the conservation of biodiversity

Not since the Cretaceous era ended some 65 million years ago have losses been so rapid and great. If the trend continues, one quarter of the world's species may be gone by 2050....

Wasting Assets

Natural Resources in the National Income Accounts

Using Indonesia's timber, petroleum, and soils as examples, this report tests and applies a methodology for integrating natural resource depletion into a revised national accounting system that can more accurately reflect economic reality....

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