9.06.00 - Forest law and environmental legislation



Small-scale Forestry International Conference 2022: Progress in Small-scale Forestry beyond the Pandemic and Global Climate Change

Okinawa, Japan; 26-31 October 2022
IUFRO Units involved: 3.08.00, 9.06.00

Proceedings have been published for this conference: download the PDF from https://www.iufro.org/fileadmin/material/publications/proceedings-archive/30800-90600-okinawa22.pdf

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Rastislav Sulek, Slovakia


Peter Herbst, Austria

About Unit

Appropriate forest legislation is an essential requirement for the protection and conservation of forests and for sustainable forest resources development. In many countries the process to revise and amend forest laws has gained momentum over the years. Changes to improve the legal framework have been induced by growing political importance of forests at local and national levels as well as to the international community. 9.06.00 (formerly 6.13.00), the forest law and environmental legislation Research Group, promotes exchange of information amongst researchers and practitioners active in forest law and environmental legislation all over the world. It reviews the state of the subject, thereby identifying trends concerning research and practice. If you are interested to exchange information and to cooperate as a member of IUFRO Unit 9.06.00 please contact the Coordinator or one of the Deputy Coordinators. Research Papers may be submitted in English, French, German and Spanish.

State of Knowledge

Schmithüsen, Franz and Siegel, William C. [eds.] (1997): Developments in Forest and Environmental Law Influencing Natural Resource Management and Forestry Practices in the United States of America and Canada. Selected Contributions submitted to the IUFRO Research Group 6.13.00 Forest Law and Environmental Legislation. IUFRO World Series Vol. 7. IUFRO Secretariat Vienna and Chair of Forest Policy and Forest Economics, ETH Zurich, 380 pp.

Schmithüsen, Franz; Herbst, Peter; Le Master, Dennis [eds.] (2000): Forging a New Framework for Sustainable Forestry: Recent Developments in European Forest Law. IUFRO Research Group Forest Law and Environmental Legislation; Selected Contributions. IUFRO World Series Vol. 10. IUFRO Secretariat Vienna and Chair of Forest Policy and Forest Economics, ETH Zurich, 354 pp.

Gallardo Gallardo, E.; Schmithüsen, F., Eds., 2005: La Contribución del Derecho Forestal – Ambiental al Desarrollo Sustentable en América Latina Vienna, IUFRO, 2005 (IUFRO World Series Volume 16), 381 pp. ISBN 3-901347-53-4 ISSN 1016-3263

Cirelli, Maria-Theresa (1999): Trends in Forestry Legislation: Central and Eastern Europe. FAO legal papers online # 10; http://www.fao.org/legal/prs-ol/cirelli.pdf

Cirelli, Maria Teresa; Schmithüsen, Franz (2000): Tendances du droit forestier: Europe Occidentale, Etude juridique de la FAO en ligne # 10; http://www.fao.org/legal/prs-ol/cir2fr.pdf

Kohler, Volker and Schmithüsen, Franz (2004): Comparative Analysis of Forest Laws in Twelve Sub-Saharan African Countries. FAO Legal Papers Online No 37; http://www.fao.org/legal/pub-e.htm

Schmithüsen Franz (2005): El Papel de la Legislación Forestal y Ambiental en Países de América Latina para la Conservación y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales Renovables. Estudio legislativo de la FAO en linea No 49; http://www.fao.org/Legal/prs-ol/paper-e.htm

Schmithüsen F.; Ponce-Nava, D. (1996): A Selection of Texts of International Conventions and other Legal Instruments Relating to Forests. Working Document prepared for the Independent Expert Group of the Swiss-Peruvian Inititative on Forests. Basics and Materials No. 96/2; Chair of Forest Policy and Forest Economics, ETH Zurich. 172 pp.