Winner of the International Studies Association's Harold and Margaret Sprout Award 2008 for the best book on international environmental problems. This pioneering study examines the impacts of neoliberal global governance on forests and provides an exhaustive overview of international forest politics: Intergovernmental Panel on Forests World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development Intergovernmental Forum on Forests United Nations Forum on Forests Forest Certification New policies to address illegal logging World Bank's forests strategy Convention on Biological Diversity - and other international forest-related processes The book is an essential reference for students of global environmental politics and required reading for forest policy makers. It concludes by arguing for a democratization of global governance and a fundamental restructuring of the regulatory environment so that final decision making authority is restored to the local level. Driven by concern at what forest loss means for communities and future generations, this is a book that stands to make a difference.

chapter 1|21 pages

Forests as Public Goods

chapter 2|26 pages

Intergovernmental Panel on Forests

chapter 4|25 pages

Intergovernmental Forum on Forests

chapter 5|25 pages

United Nations Forum on Forests

chapter 6|26 pages

The Certification Wars

chapter 7|26 pages

New Policies to Counter Illegal Logging

chapter 8|22 pages

The World Bank’s Forests Strategy

chapter 9|24 pages

The International Forests Regime

chapter 10|22 pages

The Crisis of Global Governance