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International Environmental Law Research Guide

Research Sources Deforestation in the Amazon

Introduction to Research Guides

Selected Articles and Other Information Sources

Al Zachary Lazarus, A War Worth Fighting: the Ongoing Battle to Save the Brazilian Amazon, 9 Law and Business Review of the Americas 399 (2003)

Christina Schwansee Romano, Brazilian Government Policies towards the Amazon Rain Forest: from a Developmental Ideology to an Environmental Consciousness? 1998 Colo. J. Int’l. & Pol’y. 65 (1998) [Print resource: MSU Law library]

Jacqueline Klosek, note, The Destruction of the Brazilian Amazon: an International Problem, 6 Cardozo J. Int’l. & Comp. L. 119 (1998) [Print resource: MSU Law library and available electronically through HeinOnline]

Erin B. Newman, Earth’s Vanishing Medicine Cabinet: Rain Forest Destruction and its Impact on the Pharmaceutical Industry, 20 Am. J. L. & Med. 479 (1994) [Print resource: MSU Law library and available electronically through MAGIC]

Emilio F. Moran, The Law, Politics, and Economics of Amazonian Deforestation, 1 Ind. J. Global Legal Stud. 397 (1993-1994) [Print resource: MSU Law library and available electronically through MAGIC]

Sergio Margulis, Causes of Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon [Print resource: MSU Main library, Call # HG 3881.5.W57 W67, no. 28 (2004)]

International Organizations

FAO Forestry Page Country Profiles - Brazil
http://www.fao.org/forestry/18308/en/bra/

NGOs

Amazon Watch
http://www.amazonwatch.org/

World Bank/World Wildlife Fund Alliance Brazilian Amazon
http://www.gefweb.org/Outreach/Media/Press_Releases/080902ARPA_-_English.doc

World Bank/World Wildlife Fund Alliance for Forest Conservation and Sustainable Use
http://www.worldwildlife.org/what/globalmarkets/forests/WWFBinaryitem7334.pdf

Greenpeace
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/
campaigns/forests/amazon

World Bank Rainforest Trust Fund
http://www.worldbank.org/rfpp/docs/resolution.htm

Brazilian Information

Brazilian Embassy Amazon information
http://www.brasilemb.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=65&Itemid=111

Brazilian Embassy Environment Links
http://www.brasilemb.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=66&Itemid=112

Legal Framework

Treaties and Conventions

International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1994
http://sedac.ciesin.org/entri/texts/ITTA.1994.txt.html

Rio Declaration on Environment and Development ( Rio 1992)
http://www.un.org/documents/ga/conf151/aconf15126-1annex1.htm

Statement of Principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests
http://www.un.org/documents/ga/conf151/aconf15126-3annex3.htm

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992)
http://unfccc.int/essential_background/convention/items/2627.php

Text of the Framework Convention on Climate Change
http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/convkp/conveng.pdf

Kyoto Protocol
http://unfccc.int/essential_background/kyoto_protocol/items/2830.php

Text of the Kyoto Protocol
http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/convkp/kpeng.pdf

Agenda 21 – comprehensive plan of action
http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/documents/agenda21/english/agenda21toc.htm

Domestic Legislation and Programs

United States

Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998, 21 U.S.C. §2151

House of Representatives Report on reauthorization
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=108_cong_reports&docid=f:hr603.108.pdf

USAID Enterprise for the Americas Initiative
http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/environment/forestry/intro_eai.html

Brazil

http://www.fao.org/forestry/site/30815/en/bra

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