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Title: What role should governments play in regulating land use?
Author: Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
Subject: Latin America
Brazil
Paraguay
Chile
Amazon
Chaco Forest
environment
land use
regulation
natural resources
conservation
policy
legislation
private sector
sustainable development
role of government
Abstract: Roughly half of the deforestation that was avoided in Brazil's Amazon region from 2005-2009 was the result of governmental policies, according to a report released March 21 by the Climate Policy Initiative. Meanwhile, "billions" of investment dollars are on hold as Brazil considers a proposal governing land purchases, nearly two years after the country banned foreign investors from buying large tracts of land, the Financial Times reported. Meanwhile, the alarming rate of loss of Paraguay's Chaco Forest has also recently made headlines. What role should the state play in regulating land usage? How can Latin American governments balance preservation of unique environmental systems with economic growth?
Date: 2012-04-10
Publisher: Inter-American Dialogue
Citation: Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor, April 10, 2012; pp. 1, 3-4.
Description: Re-posted with permission from the publishers as a PDF document as part of an Institutional Repository collection to aggregate energy policy, regulation, dialogue and educational materials.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20569
Available at: http://www.thedialogue.org


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