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Forest policy and legislation

Caroline Narayan

Forest policy means setting public aims and goals for forestry. It also means choosing, regulating and implementing policy for fulfilment of the aims and goals, and monitoring the achievements. The terms that often come up in the context of forest policy are values, interests, and conflicts.

Generally, the main aim of forest policy is sustainable forest management, for the benefit of people and nature. However, partly for historical reasons, the development of forest policy has been rather dissimilar in different parts of Europe.

Two essential elements of policy can usefully be distinguished - objectives and instruments.


7 records found in EUROFOREST Portal

  1. COST Action E51. Integrating innovation and development policies for the forest sector
  2. Environment for Europe
  3. European Forest Institute (EFI)
  4. Forest Focus (2003-2006)
  5. Forests, their Products and Services (FPS) - COST
  6. Ministero delle politiche agricole alimentari e forestali
    • Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Forest Policies [Italy]
  7. Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER)