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Forests in International Law: Is There Really a Need for an International Forest Convention?


ISBN13: 9783319149493
Published: March 2015
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00



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This book investigates the potential need for an international convention on forests and establishes a multifunctional concept of forests as a cornerstone for international forest regulation.

Accordingly, it examines a variety of international instruments pertaining directly or indirectly to forests and explores their entangled, fragmented nature. While contending that the lack of consistency in international law impedes the development of a stand-alone international forest convention, at the same time it argues that the lessons learned from fragmentation as well as from the history of forest discourse on the international level open up new options for the regulation of forests in international law, based on (new) concepts of coordination and cooperation.

Subjects:
Environmental Law
Contents:
State of Research and Structure of the Book
The Case for International Forest Regulation
The Benefits and Challenges of the Multifunctional Concept of Forests
Agenda-Setting and Institution Building for Forests
Entangled Structures and the Failure of Legalization
The Treaty Canopy - General, International Environmental and International Economic Law Covering Forests; The Options for an International Regulation of Forests
Conclusions
Summary.