From Stockholm to Rio de Janeiro: a review of global forest policy on combating deforestation and enhancing reforestation

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- Pratiwi

N. Lust

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- Pratiwi

N. Lust

Published Oct 3, 1995

Abstract

This  paper gives an overview of the awareness and global policies on deforestation  and reforestation, with attention to biodiversity and sustainable forest  management. As forests have important functions for the human environment,  forest disturbance directly impacts the human and environmental conditions.  Awareness of these conditions result in many initiatives and programmes  dealing with combating deforestation and enhancing reforestation.     These programmes have been highlighted by international organizations and  institutions a longtime before the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro 1992.  Implementation of these global programmes need multilateral cooperation  between international institutions on the one hand and between national  governments, NGO's, local people, and forestry sector on the other hand.      Preparations of the implementation of those programmes have been started  both at international and national levels.

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