Forest Conservation and Sustainability in Indonesia: A Political Economy Study of International Governance Failure

1st Edition

Bernice Maxton-Lee

April 15, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 224 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367173463 - CAT# K413592
Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

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Despite carefully-constructed conservation interventions deforestation in Indonesia is not being stopped. This book identifies why large-scale international forest conservation has failed to reduce deforestation in Indonesia and considers why key stakeholders have not responded as expected to these conservation interventions.

A history of deforestation in Indonesia in the context of global political economy is included, and the author explores the relationship between international historical trade and economic realities and the failures of forest conservation and sustainability in Indonesia. It is shown how international trade and global economic and political ideologies have shaped deforestation considering the interests of and agendas behind major global forestry conservation and sustainability. Case study chapters are included on: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+); the Norway-Indonesia bilateral partnership; and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in Indonesia. The findings are pulled together providing an insight into the failures of global climate change policy and the ways in which the proposed theoretical model can be used to analyse other complex environmental problems.

The book will be a useful reference for students of environmental science and policy, political theory, international relations, development and economics. It will also be of interest to forestry professions and practitioners working in NGOs.

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