NationStates Jolt Archive

Forest Practices Proposal

16-05-2005, 18:31

I have proposed the following "Forest Practices of 2005" Resolution. Please support it.


Forest Practices of 2005
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.

Category: Environmental
Industry Affected: Woodchipping
Proposed by: Meshuggeners

Description: RECALLING Resolution #23 "Replanting Trees" that called for the replanting of all trees cut in plots of 5 acres or more. While full of promise, lacks the "teeth" to be effective.

RECALLING Resolution #48 "Save the forests of the World" that sought to reduce the abuse of forest solely for profit. While back by superior good intentions, is worded in a way that protects no forests.

RECALLING Resolution #66 "Illegal Logging" that sought to protect "protected woodlands" from timber companies and created the good-intentioned yet inefectual "World Woodland Protection Team".

WHEREAS we seek to resolve the issues concerning the management of our forests and the protection of the environment.

REGRETTING that these three resolutions, in effect, do nothing to protect our forests.

SEEKS to declare that all members of the UN will agree to:

1) set aside 50% of their current forest land as "national protected forest land." While these lands may be logged, they must be replanted within one year.

2) If a nation currently has less that 5% of their total land-mass as forest land, and has in the past had more that 5% of their land-mass covered by forests, they will plant trees to increase their total forest land to 5% of their total land-mass.
16-05-2005, 19:06

What if we made and planted the trees in the first place?

How about nations which have no possible viable vegitation?