The Dynamics of Deforestation and Economic Growth in the Brazilian Amazon

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Contents
List of figurespagevii
List of tablesix
Prefacexiii
List of acronyms and abbreviationsxviii
1 Introduction1
   Deforestation and development4
   Structure of the book9
2 Development of the Brazilian Amazon11
   The geographic focus: the Brazilian Legal Amazonia11
   Historical perspectives13
   “Operation Amazonia” and SUDAM15
   The rise of environmental concern18
   Improvements in monitoring capacity and enforcement20
   The distributional impact of Amazon development21
   Avança Brasil33
   Conclusions34
3 The municipal database36
   Deforestation: concepts and measures37
   Socio-economic dimensions48
   Geo-ecological dimensions61
4 The sources and agents of deforestation66
   Cattle ranching70
   Small- and large-scale agriculture77
   Logging80
   Mining83
   Hydroelectric dams85
   Property rights86
   Secondary forest growth88
5 Alternatives to deforestation: extractivism91
   The data93
   Mapping extractive value densities97
   Explaining spatial differences in extraction values101
   Conclusions and discussion107

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Figures vii
  • Tables ix
  • Preface xiii
  • Acronyms and Abbreviations xviii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Development of the Brazilian Amazon 11
  • 3 - The Municipal Database 36
  • 4 - The Sources and Agents of Deforestation 66
  • 5 - Alternatives to Deforestation: Extractivism 91
  • 6 - Modeling Deforestation and Development in the Brazilian Amazon 111
  • 7 - Carbon Emissions 152
  • 8 - The Costs and Benefits of Deforestation 167
  • 9 - Conclusions and Recommendations 200
  • Technical Appendix 209
  • References 241
  • Index 257
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