FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2001

Contents


Foreword

Acknowledgements

Executive summary

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 PART I
THE SITUATION AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FOREST SECTOR

Recent developments

The status of forest resources

Management, conservation and sustainable development of forest resources

Forest goods and services

The changing institutional framework for the forest sector

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PART II
KEY ISSUES IN THE FOREST SECTOR TODAY

The status of forests: the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000

The assessment process

Global forest resources in 2000

Forest management in 2000

Conclusions

 

Climate change and forests

Global carbon cycle

The role of forests in the global carbon budget

Climate change and forests

Carbon management strategies

Conclusions and future issues



Forest biological diversity conservation: protected area management

The status of protected forest areas: what and how much should be protected

Effectiveness of protected area management

Current approaches to protected area management

Paying for protected area management

Conclusions

 

Illegal activities and corruption in the forest sector

Illegal activities affecting forest resources and industries

The magnitude and effect of illegal forest activities

What can be done about illegal and corrupt forest activities?

Conclusions

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 PART III
INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE AND INITIATIVES RELATED TO FORESTS

International dialogue and global, regional and national initiatives

The IFF and UNFF processes

International conventions
and agreements related to forests

Recent initiatives of regional groups

Efforts at the ecoregional level

National-level efforts to support sustainable forest management

Other initiatives

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PART IV
FORESTRY IN REGIONAL ECONOMIC GROUPS

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Caribbean Community and Common Market

Commonwealth of Independent States

Economic Community of West African States

European Community

Latin American Economic System

League of Arab States

North American Free Trade Agreement

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

South Pacific Forum

Southern African Development Community

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ANNEX 1 DEFINITIONS AND ACRONYMS

ANNEX 2 DATA TABLES

TABLE 1

TABLE 2

TABLE 3

TABLE 4

TABLE 5

TABLE 6

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

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