Offers information and insights into the potential of market and policy instruments in improving the state of the world's forests. It advocates the use of the concept of optimal mix of markets and policies as an approach to view the appropriate and operational roles of market and government in dealing with forestry issues.
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.