Commentary on Forest Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region (A Review for Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand and Western Samoa) | Land Portal

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December 1997
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This thematic study provides a review and description of the trends in development of forest related legislation in a selected range of Asia-Pacific countries. The paper stresses the importance of often neglected factors in policy formulation such as the need for clear property rights, the significance of fuelwood supply, the correct identification of affected parties and the accurate valuation of intangible benefits. The need for better resource information and the correct pricing of forest products are also seen as important in promoting sustainable forest management in the region

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Forestry Economics and Policy Division
Forestry Department
Hammond, D

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