Attitudes towards forest, biomass and certification - A case study approach to integrate public opinion in Japan

Kraxner F, Yang J, & Yamagata Y (2009). Attitudes towards forest, biomass and certification - A case study approach to integrate public opinion in Japan. Bioresource Technology 100 (17): 4058-4061. DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2009.03.056.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to contribute to filling the knowledge gap in public opinion and knowledge about forest and its certification in Japan, as well as to identify key elements and the possible role of public opinion within integrated bottom-up policies, bridging the sectors of forest, environment and energy. For the study 1930 questionnaires were disseminated in a small town in early 2007. Results from the statistical analysis indicated that forest was perceived as an ecosystem with a protective function against e.g. soil erosion or flooding, rather than a place that might serve for wood production and providing jobs. Forest certification and bioenergy from forest were identified as key elements for future integrated bottom-up policies that need to concentrate on facilitating the linkage between forestry and renewable energy as well as on promoting environmentally sound management and forest certification.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public opinion; Forest certification; Forest biomass for bioenergy; Sustainable forest management; Integrated policy
Research Programs: Forestry (FOR)
Bibliographic Reference: Bioresource Technology; 100(17):4058-4061 (September 2009)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:42
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 11:07
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/8869

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