The Future Use of Nordic Forests. A Global Perspective

Westholm E, Beland Lindahl K, & Kraxner F (2015). The Future Use of Nordic Forests. A Global Perspective. Cham: Springer International Publishers AG. ISBN 978-3-319-14217-3 DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-14218-0.

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Abstract

Diverse as they are in their histories and in the organization of their forest sectors, most Nordic countries have this in common: their economies and cultures are substantially based on the utilization of various forest resources. This book explores Nordic forest futures and presents research results that form part of a scientific foundation for considering how to balance the functions of forests. It is particularly concerned with global trends that may affect the future use of boreal forests.

Chapters investigate inter-alia the growing world population and the expected economic growth in countries with huge populations, and assess the resulting pressure on all land-based resources. Authors examine the urgent need for solutions to the energy crisis, consider worrying climate scenarios and provide a global outlook on bioenergy futures. Readers will discover how these developments will and must influence long-term strategic decisions on the future use of Nordic forests. The challenges and possible responses for future forest governance and forestry issues emerge, as the chapters go on to consider the multiple pressures in particular on the Swedish Forester Model, among other themes.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Bibliographic Reference: Springer International Publishers AG, Cham, Switzerland (2015)
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Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:53
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 16:49
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/11610

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