About the book
Recognizing the benefits of global trade, many of the world's developing countries and countries with economies in transition, have sought to actively participate in the global trading regime. Recently, however, the undesirable effect of environmental degradation has emerged as a result of rapid increase in trade. This case study on the Philippines' Forestry sector is one of a series of United Nations Environment Programme publications that discusses the country's experience with the environmental impacts of trade liberalization on their natural and environmental resources. It also presents innovative strategies to address negative impacts and strengthen positive ones.