Timber Extraction in Solomon Islands: Too Much, Too Fast; Too Little, Too Late

Posted: 14 Jun 2009

Date Written: June 12, 2009

Abstract

Like many underdeveloped small island states Solomon Islands is under internal and external pressure to develop its economy, to attract inward investment and raise GDP. In common with many Pacific island states it has a legal system which combines elements of customary law and introduced common law. When it comes to development and changing uses of resources these plural legal systems present challenges in protecting fundamental rights and advancing prosperity. Timber is one of the major natural resources being exploited in Solomon Islands to earn money. But at what cost and with what consequences?

Keywords: Solomon Islands, South Pacific, Timber, Sustainability, Law

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K19, K39

Suggested Citation

Farran, Susan Elizabeth, Timber Extraction in Solomon Islands: Too Much, Too Fast; Too Little, Too Late (June 12, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1418498

Susan Elizabeth Farran (Contact Author)

University of Dundee ( email )

Dundee, Scotland
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.dundee.law

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