In progress from 13-05-2009 to 13-08-2009
Project manager: Dr Jonathan Wentworth
Communication activity, Environment, Expert-based
International attention is focussed on ways to reduce deforestation, prompted by concerns over greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss. However the underlying causes of deforestation are rooted in current economic and development paradigms. This POSTnote looks at the reasons why deforestation occurs and the impact it has on the environment, as well as examining policies to reduce it.