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Impacts of sustainable forestry certification in European forest management operations

Author(s): H. Hain & R. Ahas

Abstract:
The article evaluates impacts of forest certification in promoting sustainable forest management in Europe.

Forest certification is one of the most widespread non-governmental initiatives for sustainable forest management with 400 million ha being certified by 2011.We have analysed 1000 non-conformities raised by certification bodies during 245 FSC forest management audits in 32 European countries.

The raised non-conformities indicate the areas where certification has had largest impact on enforcing sustainable forest management.

Results reveal biggest challenges in ensuring protection of nature values and stakeholder communication.

Keywords:
forest certification, Europe, FSC, sustainable forest management, non-conformity. ...

Pages: 12
Size: 496 kb
Paper DOI: 10.2495/RAV110201

 

 

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