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Governing Through Markets

Forest Certification and the Emergence of Non-State Authority

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The FSC, which was supported by almost all mainstream environmental groups in the US as well as. Their book covers forestry, as trade in timber and forest products as well as a wide range of local, regional and global ecosystem services, including possible climate change mitigation increase the forest sector profile in the global arena. This book has Governing Through Markets documented five different cases where the Forest Stewardship Council FSCan international forest certification program with widespread environmental group support, has competed with.

It highlights the extra costs which might be incurred by community forestry projects seeking certification, even as these projects are attempting to contribute to local livelihood development through finding market niches.

The two books under review have chapters on British Columbia, Canada, which highlight the complexity of certification processes and the difficulties of achieving agreements between highly disparate stakeholders. Vogel, University of California, Berkeley --This text refers to the edition. The chapter argues that social objectives have been marginalized and that this development reduces the overall governability of the sector.

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The authors compare the politics behind forest certification in five countries. In the short term, it is possible that forest certification processes may have a more significant impact on national and international policy arenas and help to create a better overall governance arrangement through which forest-land management can contribute to local economic development.

Book Description: In recent years a startling policy innovation has emerged within global and domestic environmental governance: certification systems that promote socially responsible business practices by turning to the market, rather than the state, for rule-making authority. The combination of domestic and international pressures on BC to preserve more of its forestland base and to develop environmentally sensitive harvesting practices resulted in a series of policy changes in the 1990s van Kooten, Wilson, and Vertinsky 1999; Stanbury 2000; Wilson 1998.

Understanding the tensions highlighted in these works can provide an important understanding of how the certification, and wider FLEGT debate Governing Through Markets moving.