Tropical deforestation has become an issue of global concern because of tropical forests’ value in biodiversity conservation and in limiting the greenhouse effect. It has also many ecological and socio-economic effects at local levels. There have been a number of economic models attempting to explain the causes of deforestation. This study undertakes four analyses of the direct, intermediate and underlying/ policy-oriented causes of deforestation using data from regions across Latin America, Africa and Asia. The importance of identifying and analyzing some non-forest sector policies is emphasized. Overall, the study aims to investigate policies and institutions (such as those that protect property rights) that may be crucial for the sustainable management of tropical forest resources and for achieving environmental stability.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||01 Jan 2004|
|Place of Publication||Sydney NSW, Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|