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Professional Course in International Forest Governance // 30 April 2018

"Good forest governance" is widely recognized as fundamental to achieving conservation and sustainable management of forests, but the complexity and deficiencies of forest governance produce mixed results. Practitioners face increasingly complex challenges involving (i) numerous policies with collaterally impact, incl. biodiversity policy, climate policy, (ii) diverse public, societal and private actors advocating their interests, and (iii) multiple-levels of policy on the sub-national, national, regional and international arenas. The loss and degradation of forests and their values and services continue to challenge local communities and national governments in many countries. The course strongly emphasizes problem-oriented learning, and draws from contemporary and relevant cases; Participants will be introduced to concepts of international governance, discussing power, democracy, participation and policy pathways; The normative ideal of good governance will be critically examined, as will the challenges it faces in the real world of international forest governance; the course will explore the role of public, societal and private actors, including the roles of key international governance processes and actors, and of non-state and market mechanisms (e.g., forest certification).

Date: 9-27 July 2018
Venue: University of Freiburg, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, Germany
Organizers: Daniela Kleinschmit (Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy, University of Freiburg), Peter Kanowski (Professor of Forestry, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University)

Submit application by: 30 April 2018


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