Tropical deforestation

Tropical rainforest destruction is an important factor in global warming and one of the major causes of biodiversity loss on a global scale. It is also responsible for numerous forms of environmental degradation, such as soil erosion or the loss of ecosystem services related to the provision of water. This phenomenon is intimately linked to agricultural development in developing countries. It is therefore crucial to address these environmental and developmental issues conjointly. At the interface of environmental and development economics, our work combines theoretical and empirical approaches, allowing us to better understand the dynamics of land use changes in the global South, the way in which climate change affects tropical forests and deforestation processes, as well as the factors influencing the effectiveness of tropical forest conservation policies.

Associated Personnel: Giulia Vaglietti, Philippe Delacote

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