Thinking beyond the canopy
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People managing forests

The links between human well-being and sustainability

Resources for the Future and CIFOR Washington, DC

This book examines aspects of human well being (identified in earlier research on sustainable forest management) in a variety of contexts. The 26 authors reports results of research conducted in six countries (Indonesia, Brazil, Cameroon, Gabon, Trinidad, and the United States), in conjunction with a series of social science methods tests designed to assess human well being in areas where logging was taking place. These social science results were obtained as part of a project on criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management. This book, comprised of 16 chapters, includes sections focusing on gender and diversity, and a conservation ethic, as well as two principles found important for sustainable forest management: security of intergenerational access to resources, and rights and responsibilities to manage co-operatively and equitably. It includes a chapter looking at geographical and temporal comparisons related to human well being and sustainability.


  forest resources, right of access, forest management, community forestry, people, living conditions, relationships, indicators, sustainability, assessment, nature conservation, ethics, Gender, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Land Use, Indicator


  Brazil, Cameroon, Gabon, Indonesia, Trinidad, USA




  Resources for the Future and CIFOR, Washington, DC

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