WorldCat Identities

Simula, Markku

Works: 5 works in 31 publications in 1 language and 1,023 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Classifications: SD387.S69, 634.920218
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Most widely held works by Markku Simula
The forest certification handbook by Ruth Nussbaum ( )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The future of the world's forests ideas vs ideologies by Jim Douglas ( )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the landmark 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit), solemn resolutions were made both to protect the world's biodiversity and to co-operate on managing natural forests in a sustainable and ecologically responsible way. If anything, given recent developments in issues such as climate change and poverty, the problem of protecting and sustaining forests should logically have become more important globally. Yet public interest in, and development support for, forest activities have declined and rates of forest loss remain stubbornly high. Why has this happened? This book seeks answers to this question. It examines the often dysfunctional relationships between various members of the international forest constituency, which have so often prevented the formation of consensus. It also explores the tendency to pursue technical and politically convenient 'fixes' focused on the internal workings of the forest sector, while ignoring the overwhelming influence of external forces on the fate of forests. The result, all too often, has been programs which benefit a few powerful players and fail to provide real solutions. The book provides a new examination of and perspective on the international forest policy debate. It clarifies the reasons for global forest conflicts and provides insight for future policy development. Including examples from both the developed and developing world, it provides a resource for researchers and graduate students in forest policy and international relations, as well as a useful reference for policymakers and professionals in the forest sector, the development community and conservationists. With significant global attention now focused on reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), the authors examine the promise and the potential problems that apply to this initiative
Productivity differentials in the Finnish forest industries by Markku Simula ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Productivity in Finnish forestry in 1964-1989 by Tuukka Castrén ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pros and cons of procurement development and progress in timber-procurement policies as tools for promoting the sustainable management of tropical forests by Markku Simula ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"This study reviews developments and progress regarding timber procurement policies. It assesses the positive and negative impacts of these policies, analyses the main similarities and differences among timber procurement policies, indicates the extent to which suppliers in ITTO member countries are able to meet the requirements and costs of these policies, and evaluates the need and desirability for as well as the practicality of promoting convergence and coordination among timber procurement policies as a means of facilitating the international trade in tropical timber"--Publisher's website
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.59 (from 0.50 for The forest ... to 0.97 for Productivi ...)
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