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Forest Governance and Sustainable Resource Management
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Forest Governance and Sustainable Resource Management

First Edition
  • Irshad A. Khan - Honorary Professor, Amity School of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, Amity University, Noida


February 2019 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Forest Governance and Sustainable Resource Management vividly presents the current state of management and governance of forests and other natural resources in India.

It focuses on the substantial underperformance and need to ensure effective implementation of the national forest policy to arrest further depletion of India’s rapidly declining forest cover. The book extensively covers the history of forestry in India, the various forest policies, the legal and management frameworks, the various international conventions and protocols for dealing with climate change and how effective forest management can enable their implementation. It recommends various strategic, implementational and governance reforms to deal effectively with the current situation. A highlight of this book is its extensive coverage of the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+), a climate change mitigation solution adopted by the United Nations, and India’s state of readiness in implementing it. The book suggests that foresters need to overcome their siege mentality and instead work towards empowering themselves to play a more proactive role in saving India’s forest resources.
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
Part I: Forest Management and Policy Evolution
 
Organized Forestry Inception
 
Forest Policy
 
External Donors Influencing Policy: The World Bank
 
Part II: Forest Resource Management
 
Forest Resources
 
Forest Management
 
Part III: Approaches Adopted in the Past and Their Outcomes
 
Social Forestry, Afforestation and Wastelands Development
 
Participatory Forest Management
 
Livelihood from Forests
 
Part IV: Forest Legislation and Governance
 
Legislation as Instrument of Forest Policy
 
Assessment of India’s Forest Governance
 
Part V: Emerging global Issues, Commitments and Challenges
 
Climate Change and Forests
 
Appendix: National Forest Policy, 1988—A Review Matrix
 
Bibliography
 
Index

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ISBN: 9789353281953
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