Certified Tropical Timber and Consumer Behaviour

Certified Tropical Timber and Consumer Behaviour

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Boycotting tropical timber reduces its economic value and provides an incentive to burn down forests, making them available for subsequent agricultural use or livestock farming. In contrast, a certification scheme for sustainably produced timber (tropical or non-tropical) protects the forests by raising their economic value. Examined here the impact of a certification scheme on German demand for tropical timber. A partial-equilibrium model is developed for the German tropical timber market as a whole as well as for five important submarkets representing 50% of the total demand. The results reveal that a credible certification scheme can induce a significant expansion of demand for sustainably produced tropical timber. This holds true for a scheme restricted to Germany as well as for an OECD-wide approach.8.3.6 Furniture Surfaces Since data in the furniture market is only available for indoor furniture, therefore garden furniture ... For box furniture (wardrobes, inbuilt wardrobes, shelves, sideboards and other furniture in box form), there is a recent anbsp;...

Title:Certified Tropical Timber and Consumer Behaviour
Author: Karl Ludwig Brockmann, Jens Hemmelskamp, Olav Hohmeyer
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06

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