The Wealth of Forests

The Wealth of Forests

Author: Chris Tollefson

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774806824

Category: Nature

Page: 396

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These are turbulent, unpredictable, yet opportune times for Canadian forestry. Never before have competing demands on Canada’s forest resources been so great. At the same time, we are finally being forced to confront the sustainable limit of these resources. Now, the improbable has happened: government, industry, First Nationa, and NGOs appear to be part of an emerging consensus that industrial forestry in Canada must change. The Wealth of Forests is a pioneering attempt to grapple with the policy implications of the transition to sustainable forestry. While much has been written on the theory and practice of sustainable forestry and on the relative merits of regulatory versus market approaches to environmental protection, these literatures have nnot as yet been bridged. Using illustrations based on recent developments in British Columbia forest policy, this collection provides that bridge by analyzing the potential and limits of market, regulatory, and other policy instruments as means of achieving sustainability. Featuring new work by many of Canada’s leading forest policy scholars, this interdisciplinary collection is devoted to translating the concept of sustainability into practice in key areas of forest policy, including tenure, timber pricing, forest practices, land-use zoning, and eco-certification. The Wealth of Forests also considers how domestic and international legal regimes might constrain the adoption of policies that could bring us close to the elusive goal of sustainable forestry.
The Wealth of Forests
Language: en
Pages: 396
Authors: Chris Tollefson
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: UBC Press

These are turbulent, unpredictable, yet opportune times for Canadian forestry. Never before have competing demands on Canada’s forest resources been so great. At the same time, we are finally being forced to confront the sustainable limit of these resources. Now, the improbable has happened: government, industry, First Nationa, and NGOs
The Wealth of Nations and Regions
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Shunsuke Managi
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-25 - Publisher: Routledge

There is an increasing interest in inclusive wealth, and inclusive wealth can be a solution to the problematic narrowness of the traditional national accounting sys-tem, which has been recognized for a long time. This book offers a comprehensive guide on this subject of inclusive wealth.
Oil Wealth and the Fate of the Forest
Language: en
Pages: 456
Authors: Sven Wunder
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-08-16 - Publisher: Routledge

Reduction in the size of the world's remaining rainforests is an issue of huge importance for all societies. This new book - an analysis of the impact of oil wealth on tropical deforestation in South America, Africa and Asia - takes a much more analytical approach than the usual fare
Handbook of Forest Resource Economics
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Shashi Kant, Janaki Alavalapati
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-03 - Publisher: Routledge

It is increasingly recognized that the economic value of forests is not merely the production of timber. Forests provide other key ecosystem services, such as being sinks for greenhouse gases, hotspots of biodiversity, tourism and recreation. They are also vitally important in preventing soil erosion and controlling water supplies, as
Sustaining the Forests of the Pacific Coast
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Debra Salazar, Donald K. Alper
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-01 - Publisher: UBC Press

In this thoughtful collection of essays edited by Debra J. Salazar and Donald K. Alper, forest policy in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and British Columbia is examined in a binational context. While US and Canadian forest policy and forest management approaches differ, the two countries face similar challenges and conflicts.