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The political economy of tropical deforestation: Assessing models and motives

McCarthy, Stephen; Tacconi, Luca


There is renewed interest in identifying the causes of deforestation because it contributes about 17% of the annual emissions of greenhouse gases. Despite considerable efforts, universal causes of tropical deforestation remain elusive. The existing models of tropical deforestation are assessed, and the problems involved in approaching the issue through the lens of governance reforms are examined. Although corruption continues to thrive, global and local economic incentives remain powerful...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Politics
DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2011.538171


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