NEWGO! - New Ways for Forest Governance Minna.Korhonen Mon, 05.18.2020 - 05:25

New Ways for Forest Governance (NEWGO!) is a start-up project of EFI’s newly established Governance Programme, coordinated by EFI Bonn.

 
The project aims to provide scientific knowledge with a specific focus on:

FoReSite - Managing Forests for Resilience and Biodiversity – Bridging Policy, Practice, Science and Education

Rising demands for a multitude of forest products and ecosystem services worldwide, ask for new forest management concepts. One approach is integrated forest management. It aims at incorporating multiple societal demands within managed forests. Such approaches however may lead to conflicts of interest and ask for trade-offs. Good practices already being applied need to be identified, communicated and if suitable adapted to local conditions.

[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

Global student networking and green jobs in the forest sector

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.