China's Forests

China's Forests

Global Lessons From Market Reforms

eBook - 2003
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Taylor
& Francis Publishing

International concerns about greenhouse gases and threats to biodiversity, as well as regional concerns about water supply, erosion control, watersheds, and local economic well-being make the study of forest policy more important than ever before. Understanding the factors that affect the forest environment in China, the country with the world's largest population and one of its most dynamic economies, is a critical step toward improving the long-term welfare of the global community. This is the first book to comprehensively evaluate the effects of forest policy as it has followed or extended from agricultural, trade, and other reforms that began in 1978. Among the issues it addresses are the pressures exerted by the growing economy on the forest environment, the environmental effects of extractive activities, the property rights arrangements that have fostered the most sustainable management practices, and the contribution that forestry can make as an agent of development. China's Forest Policy pays particular attention to China's successful use of economic incentives. As a laboratory for policy reforms, the geographic breadth of China, the diversity of its forest environments, and its extensive record of policy experimentation provides a rich supply of contrasting examples and statistically meaningful results. The analysis of these results offers important lessons for future policy reform in China and in almost every other nation in the world.

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Selected from a June 2001 symposium of researchers, project managers, and government officials in Dujiangyan, Sichuan Province, 10 papers review and synthesize research observations on the impacts of China's rural, industrial, and financial reforms since 1978 on the forest sector. Among the topics are taxes and fees in the Southern Collective Forest Region, investment in forestry, and forest environments and biodiversity. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Resources for the Future ; Bogor, Indonesia : Center for International Forestry Research, 2003
ISBN: 9781936331239
1936331233
9781891853661
189185366X
9781891853678
1891853678
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 224 pages) : illustrations, map

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