Sustainable Forest Management and Global Climate Change

Sustainable Forest Management and Global Climate Change

Selected Case Studies from the Americas

Edited by Mohammed H.I. Dore and Rubén Guevara

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change recognises that, in the formulation of a global strategy for reducing global emissions of carbon (the main factor in global warming) forests could play an important role. This book highlights that role and demonstrates how the forests of the world may be harvested judiciously and sustainably. The authors argue that the forests are more than just a source of timber and wood; they discuss the role that forests play in reducing global warming, in preventing soil erosion and in helping to minimise the loss of biodiversity. Drawing on the expertise of contributors associated with the analysis of forests, this book is an in depth and fascinating discussion as well as a policy guide for the sustainable management of forests.

About the editors

Edited by Mohammed H.I. Dore and Rubén Guevara

Subjects: economics and finance, environmental economics, environment, climate change, environmental economics, management natural resources

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Mohammed Dore did his doctoral studies at Oxford University. He is Professor of Economics as Brock University and has published four books, the latest being Global Environmental Economics, published by Basil Blackwell in 1999. A Japanese language edition of an earlier book, The Macrodynamics of Business Cycles, also published by Basil Blackwell, appeared in 1996. He has published a number of articles which have appeared in Theory and Decision, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology and the Life Sciences, Environmental Ethics, the Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, Science and Society, Ambio: The Journal of the Human Environment, Economics Letters, the International Review of Applied Economics, the Canadian Journal of Development Studies, History of Political Economy, the Canadian Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Comparative Economics. Mohammed Dore also serves on the editorial boards of several journals. He was recently appointed by UNESCO to be an editor of one of the volumes of the UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. This is a major international undertaking in response to Agenda 21, and the Encyclopedia has 21 Nobel Laureates on its Editorial Advisory Board. His current research interests include climate change in Canada, and global environmental change and its distributional consequences for the rich and the poor. He has collaborated with an inter-American team of researchers from South, Central and North America on the role of forests in mitigating global warming. His research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanites Research Council of Canada, the National...