State of Research and Structure of the Book

  • Anja Eikermann


The issue of forests has been seen on the international political agenda for several decades by now. The loss of tropical forests in particular began to raise concern in politics and society, especially in industrialised countries. First calls for an international instrument on forests came from northern countries and non-governmental organizations. The particular idea of an international forest convention was made by the United States of America.


International Forest Convention International Political Agenda United Nations Forum On Forests (UNFF) International Tropical Timber Agreement United Nations Conference On Environment And Development (UNCED) 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anja Eikermann
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  1. 1.Faculty of LawGeorg-August-University GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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