The Levelling the Playing Field (LPF) Project helps managing the disputes and
consensuses that characterize the long-term management of renewable resources by
multiple stakeholders. The conflicts that arise out of the management of
renewable resources, often involving “commons” or lands with unrestricted
access, are some of the key causes of unsustainable forest management in the
The project aims to test and improve an environmental mediation approach
which attempts to resolve these disputes regarding the management of tropical
forests and renewable resources. Through this mediation process, the project
helps stakeholders to develop agreements that improve forest and associated land
management and enhance people’s livelihoods.
These aims in turn have generated research questions which are detailed in
the action research section.