February 28, 2007
GCRIO Program Overview
Our extensive collection of documents.
Archives of the
Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 3, MARCH 1995
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
Causes of Tropical Deforestation, K. Brown, D. Pearce, Eds.,
352 pp., Oct. 1994, £36 + postage (UCL Press).
An econometric analysis that quantifies and examines local and
global causes of deforestation such as population, debt, income
and poverty, and agricultural development. Presents country and
regional case studies that focus on Latin America and Asia.
Forestry: Philosophy, Science and Economics, C. Maser et al.,
400 pp., May 1994, $39.95 (St. Lucie).
Presents a new framework for forest management in the 21st
century. Characterizes the forest as a dynamic living organism,
examines biological sustainability, suggests a new role for
governmental forestry services as agents for change, and
discusses forest planning as the bridge between environmental
conflict and a workable environmental/social vision of the
Sustainable Forestry, G. Aplet, N. Johnson et al., Eds., 320
pp., Mar. 1994, $24.95/£18.95 (Island Press).
Derived from a 1992 conference organized by the World
Resources Institute and others. Covers regional approaches to
designing sustainable ecological systems, social and policy
considerations, and economics of sustainable forestry.
the World's Forests, N.P. Sharma, Ed., 1993 or 1994, $28.76
A study by the World Bank on the importance of forests, and
the causes of problems and how they can be addressed.
in the Rain Forest: Corporations, Deforestation and
Sustainability, C.B. MacKerron, 239 pp., Aug. 1993, $45.
Investor Responsibility Res. Ctr., 1755 Massachusetts Ave. NW, S.
600, Washington, DC 20036 (tel: 202-234-7500; fax: 202-332-8570).
Examines rainforest operations involving tropical timber,
petroleum, mining, agriculture, non-timber products and
ecotourism, particularly among U.S., Japanese and European
companies. Finds that the tropical timber and petroleum
industries are responsible for the most significant forest
losses. Also profiles company projects that promote rainforest
conservation. Reviewed by J.A. McNeely in Environment, pp.
25-26, Oct. 1994.
Forests for the Future: Their Use and Conservation, K.
Ramakrishna, G.M. Woodwell, Eds., 156 pp., Apr. 1993, $20/£17.50
Scientists, legal experts, and economists document the issues
involved in using and protecting forests. Recommends the creation
of an independent commission to oversee the use and conservation
of the world's forests.
of Tropical Forest Ecosystems, H. Lieth, M. Lohmann, Eds.,
272 pp., 1993, $154 (Kluwer).
Discusses restoration from the points of view of forestry,
ecology and conservation. The two main problem areas are wise
utilization, including planned forestry, and planning for
conservation in the tropics.
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