Institutional frameworks for sustainability? A comparative analysis of the forest sectors of Russia and the Baltic States

Carlsson L & Laszdinis M (2004). Institutional frameworks for sustainability? A comparative analysis of the forest sectors of Russia and the Baltic States. Ambio 33 (6): 366-370. DOI:10.1579/0044-7447-33.6.366.

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Abstract

After the break-up of the Soviet system, the divergence in forest management among Soviet republics became obvious. While the forest sectors of the Baltic States have been fundamentally changed, Russia has not been able to develop an institutional framework that would fit the prerequisites for social-ecological resilience. It is argued that sustainable development requires institutional frameworks that have the capacity to adapt and learn, and thus to treat policies as experiments that are constantly assessed and readjusted. This, however, requires a participatory approach and in this respect the Baltic States are believed to be on a more promising track. Finally, it is concluded that only to the extent that suitable institutional frameworks will be developed will social-ecological resilience be a significant feature of the natural resources management in the former communist countries.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Forestry (FOR)
Bibliographic Reference: Ambio; 33(6):366-370 [2004]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:16
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2016 10:38
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/7102

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