9.05.00 - Forest policy and governance


COVID-19-induced Visitor Boom Reveals the Importance of Forests as Critical Infrastructure

Guest blog provided by Lukas Giessen, Coordinator of IUFRO Research Group 9.05.00 – Forest policy and governance

During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the globe have implemented a certain degree of lockdown, restricting citizens’ freedom of movement and freedom of assembly. An article recently published in Forest Policy and Economics by Jakob Derks, Lukas Giessen and Georg Winkel of the European Forest Institute, Bonn, Germany, aims to illustrate the impact that the measures against the spread of COVID-19 have on forest recreation.

Read more athttps://blog.iufro.org/2020/08/31/covid-19-induced-visitor-boom-reveals-the-importance-of-forests-as-critical-infrastructure/


Hot off the Press: Forest policy and governance: Taking stock of multiple environmental social sciences

Special issue of Forest Policy and Economics, on International and multi-disciplinary scientific conference "Forest policy and governance: Analyses in the environmental social sciences"; Bogor, Indonesia; 4–6 October 2016.

Edited by: Dodik R. Nurrochmat, Eny W. Astuti, Lukas Giessen, Ahmad Maryudi. Forest Policy and Economics Volume 91, Pages 1-116 (June 2018)
Details: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/forest-policy-and-economics/vol/91/suppl/C   


International Conference on "African forest-related policy and politics"

The University of Göttingen, Germany, and the University of Dschang, Cameroon, announce the IUFRO 9.05.00 social  sciences  conference  on  "African  forest-related policy and politics". We specially invite African scientists and mixed research teams to submit proposals. This international and inter-disciplinary scientific conference aims to advance cutting edge knowledge on the emergence and evolution of African forest-related policy and politics. The conference will take place in Yaoundé –Cameroon from September 24th  to 27th 2018, with the institutional support of the Commission of Central African Forests (COMIFAC).

Details: http://www.iufro.org/download/file/27540/4801/yaounde18-call-for-abstracts_pdf/