Special Issue "Participatory Forest Management towards Climate Governance: Frontiers and Challenges"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 3095
Interests: forest policy; community based forest management; political ecology; forest governance; Southeast Asia
Interests: forest and climate development policy; governance of forest and climate change; bureaucratic politics; power and interests of development actors; public administration and development; qualitative analysis; South Asia
Interests: local, national, regional and global forest governance; bureaucratic politics; actor power analysis in the forest politics; qualitative and quantitative (e.g., QCA) methods; climate governance
Forest-related sustainable land use practices present significant opportunities for reducing global carbon emissions. Forest conservation and sustainable management can create benefits or co-benefits for climate change adaptation. The international forest related climate regimes, such as, REDD+ of UNFCCC and UNFF put greater emphasis on practicing sustainable forest management for gaining a wider range of climate change adaptation and mitigation benefits. Participatory forest management, which is synonymous with community/collaborative/joint/collective/social forest management, has already become a popular concept for extending social, economic and environmental services. In this regard, it is particularly important to understand how various instruments of participatory forestry contribute to the governance of global climate change adaptation and mitigation. Consequently, it would be interesting to investigate the policy, politics and practices spanning international to local perspectives. For forest management and climate governance to be meaningful, any short- and long-term technical, cultural, political, economic and ecological limits of understanding and challenges must be explored, evaluated and addressed.
The Special Issue focuses on determining how various factors and elements of participatory forest practices set the limit and direction for governance of climate policy. Additionally, what factors act on limiting the synergies, and what should be the practical strategies for addressing such challenges in order to bring transformative changes.
Dr. Hyakumura Kimihiko
Dr. Md. Saifur Rahman
Dr. Pradip Kumar Sarker
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- participatory forestry
- climate governance
- indigenous community
- climate adaptation and mitigation
- sustainable forest management
- national and international policy
- multilevel actors
- qualitative and quantitative analysis