9.01.05 - Research and development of indicators for sustainable forest management


Special Issue "Sustainable Forest Management Criteria and Indicators"

Initiated by WP member Dr. Kathleen A. McGinley together with Prof. Fred Cubbage; in the MDPI Journal Forests, https://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/Criteria_Indicators.

IUFRO WP members have contributed to the following papers:

Lier, M.; Khl, M.; Korhonen, K.T.; Linser, S.; Prins, K.; Talarczyk, A. The New EU Forest Strategy for 2030: A New Understanding of Sustainable Forest Management?  Forests  2022, 13, 245. https://doi.org/10.3390/f13020245

Linser, S.; Wolfslehner, B. National Implementation of the Forest Europe Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management.  Forests  2022, 13, 191. https://doi.org/10.3390/f13020191

Riitters, K.; Robertson, G. The United States Implementation of the Montral Process Indicator of Forest Fragmentation.  Forests  2021, 12, 727. https://doi.org/10.3390/f12060727


New publications on C&I for SFM

Experts from the IUFRO WP 9.01.05 on research and development of indicators for SFM have jointly elaborated several publications on various C&I processes and related monitoring, reporting and assessment activities:

Developing a set of indicators to identify, monitor, and track impacts and change in forests of the United States. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-021-02993-6

Legal, Institutional, and Economic Indicators of Forest Conservation and Sustainable Management in the United States: Analyzing Criterion 7 of the Montréal Process Criteria and Indicators Framework. Available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/61113

The Contribution of Sustainable Development Goals and Forest-Related Indicators to National Bioeconomy Progress Monitoring. DOI:10.3390/su12072898

Criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management: lessons learned in the Southern Cone DOI: 10.1505/146554819827293196

Indikatoren für nachhaltige Waldbewirtschaftung 2020/ Austrian Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management 2020.DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.32255.02728

Japan MP C&I country report - Japanese and English. Available at: https://www.montrealprocess.org/Resources/Country_Reports/index.shtml

25 Years of Criteria and Indicators for SFM: Why some intergovernmental C&I Processes flourished while others faded

25 Years of Criteria and Indicators for SFM: How intergovernmental C&I Processes have made a difference

IUFRO Spotlight #62https://www.iufro.org/publications/iufro-spotlights/article/2018/11/14/iufro-spotlight-62-how-and-why-criteria-and-indicators-have-changed-forest-management-since-the-r/


Hot off the press: 25 Years of Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management

Linser, Stefanie & Wolfslehner, Bernhard & Asmar, Fady & R. J. Bridge, Simon & Robertson, Guy & Gritten, David & Johnson, Steven & Guadalupe, Vicente & Jafari, Mostafa & Laclau, Pablo. (2018). 25 Years of Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management: Why Some Intergovernmental C&I Processes Flourished While Others Faded. Forests. 9. 23. 10.3390/f9090515. https://doi.org/10.3390/f9090515

The use of criteria and indicators (C&I) for data collection, monitoring, assessing and reporting on sustainable forest management (SFM) has been growing since the Earth Summit in 1992, supported by eleven intergovernmental, regional and international forest-related C&I processes. The initial effort led to varying levels of implementation across countries. Several processes never went much beyond the adoption of a first set of C&I while others have made substantial progress. In recent years, interest in C&I for SFM has again increased. In light of the Sustainable Development Goals and emerging global challenges the contribution of C&I to monitor, assess and report on forest conditions and trends is increasingly important. We compare and analyse the structure, activities and progress of the intergovernmental C&I processes. The work is based on document analysis and questionnaires sent to the secretariats of the processes and C&I experts. We found many similarities but also major differences in the structure and content of the C&I sets. The results provide a context for discussing and understanding why some of the C&I processes are successful in their work while others have stalled. Finally, we propose the required ingredients for success for the future activities of the forest-related intergovernmental C&I processes.



6th Working Party 9.01.05 Newsletter now available!

Get the latest news about the Working Party session at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress on "The potential contribution of forest related indicators to global issues", Regional Indicator Activities, the Global Core Set of Indicators, and recent publications.

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5th Working Party 9.01.05 Newsletter now available!

Read about the 9.01.05 session at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg, the FOREST EUROPE Indicator Revision Process and the latest Recent indicator-related publications! Details on http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-9/90000/90100/90105/publications/  

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