Forestry and Forest Policy are key issues for the protection of China’s natural environment and for its continued economic development. Originally published in 2003, the contributors to this title review the successes of China’s forest policies and the growth of its forests over the past quarter-century and examine the challenges facing China’s forests and rural environment. China’s Forests: Global Lessons from Market Reforms is a valuable resource for students interested in environmental studies, international forest policy, and the modern development of China.
Table of Contents
Contributors; Foreword by Uma Lele; Foreword by Genchang Chen; Preface; 1. Introduction 2. Devolution as a Means of Expanding Local Forest Management in South China: Lessons from the Past 20 Years 3. Taxes and Fees in the Southern Collective Forest Region 4. Central Characteristics of Reform: Measures of the Effects of Improved Property Rights, a Stable Policy Environment, and Environment Protection 5. Policy Reform and Investment in Forestry 6. Forest Exploitation and Protection in Reform China: Assessing the Impacts of Policy and Economic Growth 7. Deforestation and Reforestation in Hainan: Roles of Markets and Institutions 8. Forestry, Poverty, and Rural Development: Perspectives from the Bamboo Subsector 9. Impacts of policy Reforms on Forest Environments and Biodiversity 10. Conclusions and Policy Implications; Index