Part I: Editorial Perspectives. I. World Forests, Markets and Policies: Towards a Balance; M. Palo, et al. Part II: Societies and Environments. 2. Global Prospects of Substituting Oil by Biomass; J. Gravitis, T.D. Senta. 3. Global Freshwater Resources; J.I. Uitto. Part III: Importance of Forests. 4. Forest Set-Asides and Carbon Sequestration; B. Sohngen, R. Sedjo. 5. Socioeconomic and Institutional Perspectives of Agroforestry; J. Alavalapati, P.K.R. Nair. 6. Timber Plantations, Timber Supply and Forest Conservation; D. Tomberlin, J. Buongiorno. 7. Internationalization of Forest Industries; J. Uusivuori, S. Laaksonen-Craig. Part IV: Global Forum. 8. Forests and Water; I.R. Hunter, I.R. Calder. 9. The United States Initiative on Joint Implementation: Forest Sector Projects; R.K. Dixon. 10. Forest as a Renewable Energy Source in Europe: Prospects and Policies; P. Hakkila. 11. Valuing the Multiple Functions of Forests; B. Kristrom, M. Boman. Part V: Regional Forum. Interregional Studies. 12. World Forests and the G8 Economic Powers: from Imperialism to the Action Programme on Forests; M. Palo. 13. G8 Action Programme on Forests: Mere Rhetoric?; A. Horst. 14. World Trade Flows of Forest Products; P. Wardle, B. Michie. 15. Economic Crises, Small Farmers and Forest Cover in Cameroon and Indonesia; W. Sunderlin, et al. 16. Forest Cover and Agricultural Technology; A. Angelsen, D. Kaimowitz. Latin America. 17. Forest-Based Development in Brazil, Chile and Mexico; G. Mery, et al. 18. Management of Secondary Forests in Colonist Swidden Agriculture in Peru, Brazil and Nicaragua; J. Smith, et al. 19. Municipal Governments and Forest Management in Bolivia and Nicaragua; D. Kaimowitz, et al. 20. Forest Investments in Latin America and the Caribbean; K. Keipi. Africa. 21. Forest Policies in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe; G. Kowero, et al. 22. Forest Resource Policy in Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon and Gabon; J.-P. Kiekens. Asia and the Pacific. 23. The Evolution of Forest Regimes in India and China; S. Kant. 24. Institutions in Forest Management: Special Reference to China; Y. Zhang. 25. Forestry in New Zealand: the Opposite of Multiple Use?; P. Maclaren. North America. 26. Forest Certification on Private Forests in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities; M. Washburn, et al. 27. Biodiversity Conservation and Forest Products in the United States Pacific Northwest; A. Toppinen, et al. 28. Sustaining Outdoor Recreation and Forests in the United States; K. Cordell, G. Green. Europe. 29. Urban Forestry in Europe; C. Konijnendijk. 30. Changes in Wood Resources in Europe with Emphasis on Germany; H. Spiecker. 31. Forest Resources for Employment and Regional Development; A. Ottitsch. Russia. 32. Globalisation and the Forest Sector in the Russian Far East; A. Sheingauz, et al. 33. Reforms in Support of Sustainable Forestry in the Russian Federation; A. Petrov, M. Lobovikov. List of Contributors. Index.