Reducing consumer demand for forest products

Reducing demand for timber products
Demand for tropical timber can be cut in a number of ways: a) the consumer in rich countries can be educated to seek alternatives; b) taxes can be used to restrict the timber trade and divert funds to protect forest or reforestation; c) a more consevative use of timber, through use of thin veneers and recycling, and d) a greater profit from sales made available to producer countries so that less is cut.
An alteration of attitudes towards the forests, away from exploitation to one of sustainability is necessary if forests are to be conserved.
Type Classification:
F: Exceptional strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production