Timber Extraction in Solomon Islands: Too Much, Too Fast; Too Little, Too Late
Posted: 14 Jun 2009
Date Written: June 12, 2009
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
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