Core components of the international forest regime complex

Core components of the international forest regime complex

From the existing full set of international policy instruments on forests, eight core components are identified and submitted to two differing assessments. The first
(consistency assessment) uses a policy design approach to match the core omponents
with their goals, policy tools, target group preferences and justifications for the choice of
goals and policy tools. The second (compatibility assessment) examines the institutional
inter-linkages of the core components. Both assessments reveal a series of challenges
for international forest governance that can, however, be turned into opportunities. It
is proposed that the coordination of and cooperation between the representatives of
forest and non-forest users be strengthened at the national, regional and international
levels, under the shared overarching idea of sustainable forest management, by means
of ‘forests+’ policies. Forests+ policies go beyond the forest sector and acknowledge
both the inter-sectoral character of forest policymaking and the importance of international regimes that have a decisive impact on forests but for which forests are not
the main focus of attention.

Authors: Angelsen, A.; Appelstrand, M.; Assembe Mvondo, S.; Auld, G.; Hogl, K.; Humphreys, D.; Wildburger, C.

Topic: forest policy,governance,institutions,REDD,sustainability,forest management

Series: IUFRO World no. 28

Publisher: IUFRO, Vienna, Austria

Publication Year: 2010

ISBN: 978-3-902762-01-6

Source: Jeremy Rayner, Alexander Buck & Pia Katila (eds.). Embracing complexity: meeting the challenges of international forest governance. A global assessment report. 37-55


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