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Information and communication

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.

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  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

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