Author(s): H. Hain & R. Ahas
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
The raised non-conformities indicate the areas where certification has
had largest impact on enforcing sustainable forest management.
biggest challenges in ensuring protection of nature values and stakeholder
forest certification, Europe, FSC, sustainable forest management,
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/RAV110201
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This paper can be found in the following bookManagement of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards IIIBuy