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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. Federparchi - Federazione Italiana Parchi e Riserve Naturali
    • Italian Federation of Parks and Nature Reserves
  2. FOPER course module: Introduction to Forestry, Forest Policy and Economics
  3. Forest Policy and Economics Education and Research - FOPER
  4. Forest Policy and Innovation Database
  5. Forests-L - mailing list for news and announcements related to forest policy issues
  6. GreenFacts - Facts on Health and the Environment
  7. Illegal logging
  8. Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
  9. International Forest Sector Institutions and Policy Instruments for Europe (As of February 2006)
    • UNECE/FAO Discussion Paper 43 (ECE/TIM/DP/43)
  10. IUCN Academy of Environmental Law
  11. Learning for Sustainability
  12. Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente
    • Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and the Environment [Spain]
  13. OECD/EEA database on instruments used for environmental policy and natural resources management
  14. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    • Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OCDE)
  15. Päättäjien Metsäakatemia
    • Forest Academy for Decision-Makers
  16. Plan Bleu - Centre Activités Régionales: Environnement et développement en Méditerranée
    • Blue Plan - Regional Activity Centre: Environment and development in the Mediterranean
  17. Plant Reproductive Material [European Union]
  18. REEGLE - Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  19. Ren21 Map - Renewables Interactive Map
  20. Reporting Obligations Database (ROD)

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