Special Issue "Policies Affecting Development and Forest Conservation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)
The scale of forest loss from business-as-usual development is immense. Taking development as given and simply conserving around the margin will not be sufficient for many forest objectives. Conservation policies may target more developed sites for greater impacts, albeit at greater costs. Less studied, though, are the options for adjusting development policies to help forests. The Global Environment Facility, e.g., has long suggested adjusting locations for large transport infrastructure projects. Also, an expanding suite of actors are participating in certification of compliance with standards for adjusting production to improve forests and other outcomes (e.g., from logging concessions). Shifting how development is done can help forest conservation. Further, interactions between development policies and conservations policies may suggest trying integrated planning. In this Special Issue, submissions broadly related to policies affecting development and forest conservation are strongly encouraged.Prof. Dr. Alexander Pfaff
Manuscript Submission Information
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