Forest policy goals in Poland in light of the current forestry aims in Europe Part 2. Forest policy priorities in Europe
The aim of the paper was to evaluate the priorities set for policy-making in forestry formulated under the Forest Europe process and in programmes, policies, strategies and legal acts of the European Union after 1997, which is also the year when the Polish ‘National Forest Policy’ was adopted by the Council of Ministers. During the last two decades, rapid policy development has been occurring Europe-wide. Forest policy goals defined within the Forest Europe process have also been reflected in EU’s strategic documents and legal acts and both processes are complementary as well as influencing each other.
Forest policy priorities after 1997 cover all three major aspects of sustainable forest management (SFM): ecological, economic and social. However, the main emphasis has been put on economic and social aspects of SFM. The key priorities defined in numerous Forest Europe and EU documents are the following: enhancing the role of forests and forest management in mitigating climate change including the promotion of production and wide use of wood; adapting forests to climate change and changing environmental conditions; conserving, protecting and enhancing forest biodiversity; enhancing the role of forests and forest management in rural development; fostering coordination and cross-sectoral cooperation within forestry. The need for enhancing forest research has been pointed out in almost all analysed Forest Europe commitments as well as in numerous EU documents.
|Source||Leśne Prace Badawcze, 2018, 79 (2): 169–179|
|Type of article
||Original research article|
||Cele polityki leśnej w Polsce w świetle aktualnych priorytetów leśnictwa w Europie Część 2. Priorytety polityki leśnej w Europie|
|Publisher||Instytut Badawczy Leśnictwa, Sękocin Stary, Poland|