Forest policy goals in Poland in light of the current forestry aims in Europe Part 3. European priorities for the forest policy in Polish programmes and strategies
The aim of the paper is to review and evaluate Polish programmes and strategies centred on and related to forest, as well as national and transregional development strategies and priorities formulated at the European level. This work covers the „National Forest Policy” and 28 other strategies, policies and programmes representing various forest-related policy areas, including environmental protection, agriculture and rural development, climate and energy as well as development strategies from 1997 to 2017.
The study shows that many of the priorities of the European forest policy have not been reflected in the „National Forest Policy”. These include, among others, adapting forests to climate change and enhancing their mitigation potential, enhancing the economic contribution of forestry to rural development, enhancing the role of the SFM in a green economy, securing the participation of all stakeholders in forest-related decision-making processes, improving communication in forestry and developing cross-sectoral cooperation. However, many of these forest-related issues have already been included in numerous strategic documents of other policy areas. As a result, many European forest policy priorities are scattered across Polish policy documents of different forest-related sectors and it raises justified concerns that inconsistencies and contradictions exist between them. Another matter of significant concern is that the issue of forests and forestry is barely mentioned in any of the examined development strategies. This may also indicate that the forest sector is getting more and more marginalized in the socioeconomic and political sector, as forest policy goals are defined and achieved within other policy areas and are practically absent in national and transregional development strategies.
|Source||Leśne Prace Badawcze, 2018, 79 (3): 211–227|
|Type of article
||Original research article|
||Cele polityki leśnej w Polsce w świetle aktualnych priorytetów leśnictwa w Europie Część 3. Europejskie priorytety polityki leśnej w polskich dokumentach strategicznych i programowych związanych z lasami|
|Publisher||Instytut Badawczy Leśnictwa, Sękocin Stary, Poland|