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Forest and Society’s Welfare: Impact Assessment in Lithuania

Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute of Forestry, LT-53101 Girionys, Lithuania
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Sustainability 2021, 13(10), 5598; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105598
Received: 27 April 2021 / Revised: 14 May 2021 / Accepted: 15 May 2021 / Published: 17 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Economic and Business Aspects of Sustainability)
Effective formation and implementation of forest policy can only be achieved with orientation to the most important goal—increasing society’s welfare. The global problem is, at present, that the impact of forests on society welfare indexes have not been identified. The aim of the study is to design an assessment model and assess the impact of Lithuanian forests on the society welfare index. The impact of forests was determined by multiplying the country’s welfare of society index by the forest contribution coefficient. In this study, to assess the index of the welfare of Lithuanian society, a five-dimensional model with 16 indicators was applied. The study is based on the Eurostat database and on Lithuanian forestry statistics. The Lithuanian welfare of society index calculated according to the model was 51.4% and the contribution of forests in this index was 3.9%. It represented 7.6% of the index of the welfare of society. Forests have the greatest impact in the environmental dimension, according to the assessment results. View Full-Text
Keywords: welfare of society index; forest impact assessment; forest contribution coefficient welfare of society index; forest impact assessment; forest contribution coefficient
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Mizaras, S.; Lukmine, D. Forest and Society’s Welfare: Impact Assessment in Lithuania. Sustainability 2021, 13, 5598. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105598

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Mizaras S, Lukmine D. Forest and Society’s Welfare: Impact Assessment in Lithuania. Sustainability. 2021; 13(10):5598. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105598

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Mizaras, Stasys, and Diana Lukmine. 2021. "Forest and Society’s Welfare: Impact Assessment in Lithuania" Sustainability 13, no. 10: 5598. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105598

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