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The Resource Deforestation trends in the Congo Basin : reconciling economic growth and forest protection, Carole Megevand, with Aline Mosnier [and others]

Deforestation trends in the Congo Basin : reconciling economic growth and forest protection, Carole Megevand, with Aline Mosnier [and others]

Label
Deforestation trends in the Congo Basin : reconciling economic growth and forest protection
Title
Deforestation trends in the Congo Basin
Title remainder
reconciling economic growth and forest protection
Statement of responsibility
Carole Megevand, with Aline Mosnier [and others]
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Congo Basin forests have been mainly "passively" protected by chronic political instability and conflict, poor infrastructure, and poor governance. Congo Basin countries thus still fit the profile of high forest cover/ low deforestation (HFLD) countries. However, there are signs that Congo Basin forests are under increasing pressure from a variety of sources, including mineral extraction, road development, agribusiness, and biofuels, in addition to subsistence agricultural expansion and charcoal collection. Congo Basin countries are now at a crossroad -- they are not yet locked into a development path that will necessarily come at high cost to forests. They need to find new ways of development that can simultaneously respond to the dual challenge of developing local economies and reducing poverty while limiting the negative impact of growth on the region's natural capital, and forests in particular. They can define a new path toward "forest-friendly" growth. The question is how to match economic change with smart measures and policy choices so that Congo Basin countries sustain and benefit from their extraordinary natural assets over the long term -- in other words how to "leapfrog" the traditional dip in forest cover usually observed in the forest transition curve. The report Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin: Reconciling economic growth and forest protection is the output of a two-year exercise implemented by the World Bank at the request of the COMIFAC (Regional Commission in charge of Forestry in Central Africa) and the highly-forested countries in the Congo Basin (namely Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Republic of Congo). The study is informed by economic modeling complemented with sectoral analysis, as well as interactive simulations and workshop discussions. This study on Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin: Reconciling economic growth and forest protection analyzes the current and future pressures exerted by different sectors of the economy on Congo Basin forests, and highlights policy options to limit deforestation while pursuing inclusive, green growth. Emerging environmental finance mechanisms, such as reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) under the climate change negotiations, may provide additional resources to help countries protect their forests. But there are already a number of "no-regret" actions that countries can take to grow along a sustainable development path
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MBB
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Megevand, Carole
Dewey number
333.750967
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
SD664.A352
LC item number
M47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mosnier, Aline
  • World Bank
Series statement
Directions in Development. Environmental and Sustainable Development
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  • Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (Program)
  • Deforestation
  • Forest protection
  • Forest degradation
  • Economic development
  • Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (Program)
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • NATURE
  • Deforestation
  • Economic development
  • Forest degradation
  • Forest protection
  • Central Africa
Label
Deforestation trends in the Congo Basin : reconciling economic growth and forest protection, Carole Megevand, with Aline Mosnier [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • C1; C2; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; About the Author and Contributors; Abbreviations; Overview; Congo Basin Forests at a Glance; What Will Drive Deforestation in the Congo Basin? A Multisectoral Analysis; Boxes; Box O.1 Hunger in a Land of Plenty; Figures; Figure O.1 Land, Dense Forest, and Logging Areas in the Congo Basin; Tables; Table O.1.1 Key Development Indicators for Congo Basin Countries; Figure O.2 Average Annual Net Deforestation and Net Degradation Rates, Congo Basin, 1990-2000 and 2000-05; Box O.2 An Interactive Modeling and Awareness-Raising Exercise
  • Box O.3 Why Agricultural Productivity Increases Are Not Necessarily Good for ForestsFigure O.3 Channels of Transmission of Increase in Global Demand for Meat and Increase in Deforestation in Congo Basin; Figure O.4 Number of People Relying on the Traditional Use of Biomass; Box O.4 Feeding Cities: Mixing Charcoal and Cassava near Kinshasa; Box O.5 Road Work Ahead; Box O.6 Simulating Changes Resulting from Improved Infrastructure; How to Reconcile Growth and Forest Protection Policy Options and Recommendations?; Box O.7 Small-Scale and Artisanal Mining and Adverse Impacts on Environment
  • Box O.8 A Fair BaselineNote; References; Introduction; Note; Chapter 1 Congo Basin Forests: Description; The Forest Ecosystems in the Congo Basin; Map; Map 1.1 Forest Ecosystems in the Congo Basin and Their Biodiversity; Table 1.1 Area Estimates (ha) of Land-Cover Types for the Six Congo Basin Countries; Table 1.2 Carbon Stocks in the Congo Basin Forests, 1990-2010; Box 1.1 Variations in Forest Carbon Stocks: Key Concepts; Figure B1.1.1 Forest Degradation and Deforestation: Variation of Carbon Stocks in Above-Ground Biomass
  • Figure B1.1.2 Sustainable Forest Management: Variation of the Carbon Stocks in Above-Ground BiomassFigure B1.1.3 Forest Regeneration: Variation of the Carbon Stocks in Above-Ground Biomass; Figure 1.1 Total Land Area, Total Dense Forest Area, and Area under Industrial Logging Concessions in the Congo Basin in 2010 (hectares); Table 1.3 Harvested Timber Volume and Primary Species Logged by Country in 2006; Figure 1.2 Annual Round Wood Production (m3) in the Congo Basin Countries; Table 1.4 Contribution of the Forestry Sector to GDP and Gross Value Added, 2009
  • Box 1.2 COMIFAC's "Plan de Convergence"Table 1.5 Direct Employment in Commercial Forest Production and Processing, 2006; Table 1.6 Forest Management in the Congo Basin Countries, 2005-2010; Deforestation and Forest Degradation; Box 1.3 European Union's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade Program; Figure 1.3 Contribution of Region to Humid Forest Loss across Regions; Figure 1.4 Changes in Forest Area in Main Regions in Africa on 1990-2010 period (in million hectares)
Control code
830843011
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 158 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821397787
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1596/978-0-8213-9742-8
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d140b766-3e0d-4bb2-aec6-eccfac0b2c03
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830843011
Label
Deforestation trends in the Congo Basin : reconciling economic growth and forest protection, Carole Megevand, with Aline Mosnier [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • C1; C2; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; About the Author and Contributors; Abbreviations; Overview; Congo Basin Forests at a Glance; What Will Drive Deforestation in the Congo Basin? A Multisectoral Analysis; Boxes; Box O.1 Hunger in a Land of Plenty; Figures; Figure O.1 Land, Dense Forest, and Logging Areas in the Congo Basin; Tables; Table O.1.1 Key Development Indicators for Congo Basin Countries; Figure O.2 Average Annual Net Deforestation and Net Degradation Rates, Congo Basin, 1990-2000 and 2000-05; Box O.2 An Interactive Modeling and Awareness-Raising Exercise
  • Box O.3 Why Agricultural Productivity Increases Are Not Necessarily Good for ForestsFigure O.3 Channels of Transmission of Increase in Global Demand for Meat and Increase in Deforestation in Congo Basin; Figure O.4 Number of People Relying on the Traditional Use of Biomass; Box O.4 Feeding Cities: Mixing Charcoal and Cassava near Kinshasa; Box O.5 Road Work Ahead; Box O.6 Simulating Changes Resulting from Improved Infrastructure; How to Reconcile Growth and Forest Protection Policy Options and Recommendations?; Box O.7 Small-Scale and Artisanal Mining and Adverse Impacts on Environment
  • Box O.8 A Fair BaselineNote; References; Introduction; Note; Chapter 1 Congo Basin Forests: Description; The Forest Ecosystems in the Congo Basin; Map; Map 1.1 Forest Ecosystems in the Congo Basin and Their Biodiversity; Table 1.1 Area Estimates (ha) of Land-Cover Types for the Six Congo Basin Countries; Table 1.2 Carbon Stocks in the Congo Basin Forests, 1990-2010; Box 1.1 Variations in Forest Carbon Stocks: Key Concepts; Figure B1.1.1 Forest Degradation and Deforestation: Variation of Carbon Stocks in Above-Ground Biomass
  • Figure B1.1.2 Sustainable Forest Management: Variation of the Carbon Stocks in Above-Ground BiomassFigure B1.1.3 Forest Regeneration: Variation of the Carbon Stocks in Above-Ground Biomass; Figure 1.1 Total Land Area, Total Dense Forest Area, and Area under Industrial Logging Concessions in the Congo Basin in 2010 (hectares); Table 1.3 Harvested Timber Volume and Primary Species Logged by Country in 2006; Figure 1.2 Annual Round Wood Production (m3) in the Congo Basin Countries; Table 1.4 Contribution of the Forestry Sector to GDP and Gross Value Added, 2009
  • Box 1.2 COMIFAC's "Plan de Convergence"Table 1.5 Direct Employment in Commercial Forest Production and Processing, 2006; Table 1.6 Forest Management in the Congo Basin Countries, 2005-2010; Deforestation and Forest Degradation; Box 1.3 European Union's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade Program; Figure 1.3 Contribution of Region to Humid Forest Loss across Regions; Figure 1.4 Changes in Forest Area in Main Regions in Africa on 1990-2010 period (in million hectares)
Control code
830843011
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 158 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821397787
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1596/978-0-8213-9742-8
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d140b766-3e0d-4bb2-aec6-eccfac0b2c03
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830843011

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