Turning Point: What future for forest peoples and resources in the emerging world order?

 Worldwide, the use and management of natural resources and systems of trade and  governance have been in flux for years. Yet 2011 may well be remembered as the year of  definitive turning points: it was a year when the shift in global political and economic  

power to emerging economies became clear; it was a year when the conventional economic  paradigm recognized the increasing scarcity of natural resources; and it was a year when  it became clear that national and global development requires respect for local people  and their resources.
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