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Informational instruments are all those political means of intervention which formally influence social and economic action through information alone.

By relaying information, forest policy-makers can make direct contact with all the stakeholders concerned, including the general public, forestry enterprises, employees and associations. Information is the basic and most common political instrument for regulating human action.

Information can also result in public awareness. A stakeholder can thus gain a broader basis for decision-making, which improves his or her capacity to take proper action. However, information can also be used to exercise power, thus rendering a stakeholder dependent.

In forest policy practice, informational instruments are usually employed for the purpose of achieving public awareness as well as power. In democratic systems, the stakeholders formally emphasize that public awareness is generated by their instruments of information.

In forest policy, informational instruments can also include advisory and extension services and the educational factors, such as continued forestry training and forest education.

Source: Krott, M. 2005. Forest Policy Analysis. Springer, Dordrecht.

49 records found in EUROFOREST Portal

  1. Aarhus Clearinghouse for Environmental Democracy
  2. Aarhus Convention: Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters
  3. Acta Silvatica & Lignaria Hungarica
  4. Agencija za zaštitu okoliša
    • Croatian Environment Agency
  5. Biodiversity Scotland
  6. Centre International de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes (CIHEAM)
    • International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies
  7. Conserving Biodiversity [Northern Ireland]
  8. COST Action FP1207. Orchestrating forest-related policy analysis in Europe (ORCHESTRA)
  9. Country Biodiversity Strategies [UK]
  10. Directorate of Culture, Cultural and Natural Heritage
    • Direction de la culture et du patrimoine culturel et naturel
  11. EU Biodiversity Action Plan
  12. EU FLEGT Facility
  13. European Conference of Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning (CEMAT); Conférence européenne des Ministres responsables de l'Aménagement du Territoire (CEMAT)
  14. European Environment Agency (EEA)
  15. European Forest Sector Outlook Study 1960-2000-2020
  16. European Forest Sector Outlook Study II - 2010-2030
  17. European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC-BD)
  18. European Topic Centre on Urban, Land and Soil Ecosystems (ETC-ULS)
  19. Eurostat - Forestry
  20. Faolex
  21. Federparchi - Federazione Italiana Parchi e Riserve Naturali
    • Italian Federation of Parks and Nature Reserves
  22. FOPER course module: Introduction to Forestry, Forest Policy and Economics
  23. Forest Policy and Economics Education and Research - FOPER
  24. Forest Policy and Innovation Database
  25. Forests-L - mailing list for news and announcements related to forest policy issues
  26. GreenFacts - Facts on Health and the Environment
  27. Illegal logging
  28. Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
  29. International Forest Sector Institutions and Policy Instruments for Europe (As of February 2006)
    • UNECE/FAO Discussion Paper 43 (ECE/TIM/DP/43)
  30. IUCN Academy of Environmental Law
  31. Learning for Sustainability
  32. Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente
    • Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and the Environment [Spain]
  33. OECD/EEA database on instruments used for environmental policy and natural resources management
  34. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    • Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OCDE)
  35. Päättäjien Metsäakatemia
    • Forest Academy for Decision-Makers
  36. Plan Bleu - Centre Activités Régionales: Environnement et développement en Méditerranée
    • Blue Plan - Regional Activity Centre: Environment and development in the Mediterranean
  37. Plant Reproductive Material [European Union]
  38. REEGLE - Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  39. Ren21 Map - Renewables Interactive Map
  40. Reporting Obligations Database (ROD)
  41. State of the Environment Reporting Information System (SERIS)
  42. UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP)
  43. UNECE/FAO - Forestry and Timber Section
  44. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    • Programme des Nations Unies pour l’environnement (PNUE)
  45. Voluntary REDD+ Database
  46. Wales Biodiversity Partnership
    • Partneriaeth Bioamrywiaeth Cymru
  47. Конвенция о биологическом разнообразии
    • Clearing-House Mechanism of Convention on Biological Diversity
  48. Международная конференция молодых ученых "Леса Евразии"
    • International Conference of Young Scientists - Forests of Eurasia – Russian North
  49. Министерство за животна средина и просторно планирање
    • Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning [Macedonia]