4.05.01 - Managerial, social and environmental accounting

UNIT NOTICEBOARD

2021-10-04

Managerial, Social and Environmental Aspects of the Forest-based Sector for Sustainable Development: 40th Anniversary Conference for 4.05.00

Virtual conference hosted from Brno, Czech Republic; 4-6 October 2021

Newly publishedBook of Abstracts - Welcome message by IUFRO President Dr. John Parrotta

IUFRO Units involved: 4.05.00, 4.05.01, 4.05.02, 4.05.03, 4.05.04, 4.05.05.

The forestry sector is significantly affected by environmental change and other recent challenges.  A continuous string of natural disasters increase pressure on forest management scenarios, timber and non-wood forest products trading and pricing, sale policies, labour productivity, and demand and supply responses. These challenges considerably influence the whole value chain. Forest management, timber and non-timber production, and wood markets are confronted with increasing pressure for enhanced managerial skills, planning, logistics, communication, marketing and analysis. The overproduction and related overall deficient demand for wood products also influence the forest-based sector. A shortage of skilled labour to manage the calamitous situation efficiently is significantly affecting the forest-based sector. In some parts of the world, the challenges and need for transformation in the forestry become even more deeply rooted due to current pandemic, which also notably decreases public interest in forest-related issues. It is the duty of the forestry professional and scientific community at the national, European, and global levels to analyse the situation and address forestry challenges and to propose steps to stabilise the forest-based and wood sectors.


Details athttps://iufro2021.ldf.mendelu.cz/

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Coordinator:

Walter Sekot, Austria

Deputies:

Luca Cesaro, Italy

Katerina Holusova, Czech Republic

Jussi Leppänen, Finland

Lydia Rosenkranz, Germany

Boutheina Stiti, Tunisia

About Unit

As outlined in the IUFRO Statutes, the main objective of this IUFRO Unit is to promote the international cooperation in forestry research related to forestry accounting. This is to be achieved by encouraging the exchange of ideas and the establishment of contacts and collaboration between researchers worldwide, and by promoting the circulation and application of research results.

The Unit was established at the 1995 World Congress and is to work on forestry accounting as a whole. This refers particularly to:

  • the development of management-oriented accounting and reporting;
  • finding ways of incorporating the growing stock and the non-market benefits into accounting - both on enterprise, regional and national level;
  • improving social accounting.

Read more about: Historical Development - Issues of the Working Party


State of Knowledge

The following fields have been in the focus of the group's work: Integration of non-market benefits and changes in growing stock into income and operating statement, performance accounting, environmental accounting; forest assets (valuation), sustainability reporting, national/regional accounting and are reflected in the Unit's publications. In particular: