II. MECHANISMS FOR INTEGRATING ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS INTO OVERALL ECONOMIC POLICIES
B. Examples of conflict resolution
The Industrial Forest Management Agreement was promoted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as a forest policy that addressed the need to assure a stable supply of forest products while fulfilling reforestation objectives. However, the technological and biodiversity implications did not make the approach a sound one in that it promoted mono-cropping which tended to erode genetic diversity and increase incidence of pests and diseases. The resolution of that conflict was in the form of an agreement that the promotion of the policy would be reassessed and its continuing implementation reviewed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The resolution was facilitated by PCSD and the formulation of the Philippine Agenda 21, which brought the issue under discussion.