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'Criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management'. Papers presented at a IUFRO/CIFOR/FAO conference 'Sustainable forest management: fostering stakeholder input to advance development of scientifically based indicators' held in Melbourne, Australia, August 1998.

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The book contains the peer-reviewed, revised and edited invited keynote, overview and review papers presented at a IUFRO/CIFOR/FAO conference for each of the seven generic sustainability criteria for forest management. The sustainability criteria covered are: (i) social and economic functions and conditions; (ii) legal and institutional frameworks; (iii) productive capacity; (iv) ecosystem health ...

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Chapter 2 (Page no: 19)

Policy inflation, capacity constraints: can criteria and indicators bridge the gap?

This chapter discusses the context for the further development of criteria and indicators (C&I) and proposes how to maximize their use. This chapter also proposes a shift in emphasis from setting goals in terms of forest area or forestry practice, towards goal setting in terms of the security of specific goods and services. Finally, this chapter concludes by urging the application of forestry C&I in the other negotiation processes that might be expected to have significant impacts on the security of forest goods and services, and notably: (1) ecolabelling initiatives need to urge parallel consideration of the environmental and social standards which should be expected of substitutes for forest goods; (2) the environmental conventions are fast becoming means to support or constrain funding to forests, and must surely become better informed about how good forestry can produce local and national goods and services (and not just global service); and (3) the finance and insurance sectors, which need to open the doors to investments in sustainable forest management and close the doors to asset-stripping approaches.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 5) Application of criteria and indicators to support sustainable forest management: some key issues. Author(s): Raison, R. J. Flinn, D. W. Brown, A. G.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 39) Between voodoo science and adaptive management: the role and research needs for indicators of sustainable forest management. Author(s): Prabhu, R. Ruitenbeek, H. J. Boyle, T. J. B. Colfer, C. J. P.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 67) 'Whose forest is this, anyway?' Criteria and indicators on access to resources. Author(s): Colfer, C. J. P. Salim, A. Tiani, A. M. Tchikangwa, B. Sardjono, M. A. Prabhu, R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 93) Representing the future: a framework for evaluating the utility of indicators in the search for sustainable forest management. Author(s): McCool, S. F. Stankey, G.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 107) SFM indicators as tools in political and economic contexts: actual and potential roles. Author(s): Rametsteiner, E.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 131) Legal frameworks in criteria and indicator approaches. Author(s): Eeronheimo, O.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 145) Collaborative action and technology transfer as means of strengthening the implementation of national-level criteria and indicators. Author(s): CastaƱeda, F.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 165) Inventory and forecasting productive capacity for natural forests. Author(s): Penny, R. Brack, C. Gadow, K. von Lund, G.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 183) Indicators for sustained productive capacity of New Zealand and Australian plantation forests. Author(s): Smith, C. T. Gordon, A. D. Payn, T. W. Richardson, B. Schoenholtz, S. H. Skinner, M. F. Snowdon, P. West, G. G.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 199) Indicators to guide management for multiple forest use. Author(s): Beese, F. O. Ludwig, B.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 215) Impacts of environmental stress on forest health: the need for more accurate indicators. Author(s): Innes, J. L. Karnosky, D. F.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 231) Guiding concepts for the application of indicators to interpret change in soil properties and processes in forests. Author(s): Raison, R. J. Rab, M. A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 259) Catchment and process studies in forest hydrology: implications for indicators of sustainable forest management. Author(s): Roberts, J.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 311) The role of forests in the global carbon cycle. Author(s): Kirschbaum, M. U. F.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 341) Ecosystem-level forest biodiversity and sustainability assessments for forest management. Author(s): Finegan, B. Palacios, W. Zamora, N. Delgado, D.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 379) Assessing the success of off-reserve forest management in contributing to biodiversity conservation. Author(s): Kanowski, P. J. Cork, S. J. Lamb, D. Dudley, N.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 391) Spatial patterns and fragmentation: indicators for conserving biodiversity in forest landscapes. Author(s): Loyn, R. H. McAlpine, C.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 423) An approach to indicators for sustainable forest management at the sub-national level in European forestry. Author(s): Roman-Amat, B. Hermeline, M. Michon, J. M.