Capacity Building for the Planning, Assessment and Systematic Observations of Forests

With Special Reference to Tropical Countries

  • Karan Deo Singh

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Also part of the Environmental Science book sub series (ENVSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Building Forest Inventory Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Karan Deo Singh
      Pages 3-11
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      Pages 13-21
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      Pages 23-29
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      Pages 31-40
  3. Practice of Forest Inventory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Karan Deo Singh
      Pages 51-62
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      Pages 63-72
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      Pages 73-78
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      Pages 79-88
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      Pages 89-101
  4. South–South Cooperation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Karan Deo Singh
      Pages 115-130
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      Pages 131-145
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      Pages 147-158
    5. Karan Deo Singh
      Pages 159-167
  5. International Dimensions of Forest Resources Assessments

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 223-225

About this book


This book is intended to support the forestry institutions in the tropical countries in the planning, assessment and systematic observation of forests required to fulfill their obligations as laid in international conventions such as the CBD and UNFCCC. Following the Rio Conference, a number of countries, donors and international organizations have implemented capacity-building projects with varying degrees of success. One main reason for the varying success rates seems to lie in the design of technical assistance programs, which have been formulated on the traditional lines of mainly generating forest resources information or transferring technology; whereas Agenda 21 requires fundamental changes in countries’ institutions and approaches to planning and implementing the conservation and sustainable development of forests through a process of continuing research and analysis. The book is intended to serve the basic needs of national planning strategies and international and donor support.


Country Capacity Building Environmental Functions of Forests National / Global Forest Assessments South-South Cooperation Sustainable Forestry Tropical Forest

Authors and affiliations

  • Karan Deo Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Sciences, PresidentAcademy of Forest and EnvironmentalNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32291-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32292-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-5520
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