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Palgrave Studies in Environmental Policy and Regulation

Conservation of Tropical Rainforests

A Review of Financial and Strategic Solutions

Authors: McFarland, Brian Joseph

  • Explores the history of international conservation finance
  • Critically reviews what tools are used to fund tropical rainforest conservation, including ecotourism and debt-for-nature swaps
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About this book

This book critically engages with how the conservation of tropical rainforests is financed. Beginning with the context of tropical deforestation, alongside an overview of tropical ecology, global environmental policy and finance, the book reviews several conservation financing instruments. These include ecotourism and private reserves, debt-for-nature swaps and government domestic budgetary expenditures for state and national parks.

Tropical deforestation and forest degradation are serious global environmental issues, contributing to global climate change, species extinction, and threatening the livelihoods of forest-dependent communities. Yet, many leading companies, individuals and governments are making a positive impact on tropical forest conservation to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions through the use of conservation finance.

Conservation of Tropical Rainforests tells the history of international conservation finance and provides a variety of options for individuals, businesses, and governments to support conservation financing projects.

About the authors

Brian Joseph McFarland is the Portfolio Director at Carbonfund.org Foundation and the Project Origination Director at CarbonCo, LLC. Brian is a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, certified Greenhouse Gas Inventory Quantifier from CSA Standards, and a Certified Sustainability Professional from the International Society of Sustainability Professionals. He earned a dual graduate degree in Business Administration and Global Environmental Policy from American University and his undergraduate degree in Psychology and International Development was earned from Clark University.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Executive Summary

    McFarland, Brian Joseph

    Pages 1-6

  • The Context of Tropical Rainforest Deforestation and Degradation

    McFarland, Brian Joseph

    Pages 7-58

  • Tropical Rainforest Ecology

    McFarland, Brian Joseph

    Pages 59-72

  • Global Environmental Policy

    McFarland, Brian Joseph

    Pages 73-104

  • International Finance

    McFarland, Brian Joseph

    Pages 105-119

Buy this book

eBook £103.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63236-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £129.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63235-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conservation of Tropical Rainforests
Book Subtitle
A Review of Financial and Strategic Solutions
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Environmental Policy and Regulation
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63236-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63236-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63235-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LXXXV, 680
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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