[English abstract] Although nature protection has recently gained significant importance in German state-owned forests, there is still a controversy between forest management and nature conservationists about the implications of these changes. The present study, published in German language by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, explores relevant concepts in German regional forestry enterprises as well as implementations of nature protection policies given the fact that the state forest in Germany serves public service obligations.

Green jobs

A global study on employment in the forest sector and relating to forestry will provide insight to the future labour market for forestry students. It will utilize the strong networks of all three partners to gather and systematize global knowledge from complementary perspectives. The study will begin with a systematic review of recent changes in employment and education complemented by explorative interviews with experts from science, education and business, a global survey among students and recent graduates, and interviews with employers.

FuGo! - New frontiers in global forest governance – from lessons learnt to future options Minna.Korhonen Mon, 09.03.2018 - 08:52

A huge variety of global forest governance initiatives exists today.  All of them follow distinct rationales of how forest governance should operate. These initiatives have, however, not been able to reverse trends of deforestation and forest degradation in the tropics, despite this being the main objective for many of them. Existing instruments like REDD+ and FLEGT are facing major obstacles throughout the design and implementation process.