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.
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....
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....
Airborne pollution's toll on trees and crops...
Across the United States, air pollution is contributing to the decline and ultimate death of forest trees and to widespread losses in crop yields.
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.