European Policy Lab gathers stakeholders to map forest policy opportunities and barriers

By Pensoft Publishers
December 12, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: International

HELSINKI, Finland — ForestPaths’ first Policy Lab convened stakeholders in Helsinki, Finland, on 27-29 September 2023. Nineteen carefully selected participants with diverse expertise engaged in discussions on forest-based policymaking and modelling related to climate change and biodiversity. Tasked with considering policy actions given different timescales, governance paradigms, enablers, and barriers, participants contributed observations essential for ForestPaths’ modelling and data objectives, as well as for the project’s forest-based policy pathways for climate change mitigation. …The most noteworthy take-home messages included a desire for more sustainable and circular forestry products, a call for the inclusion of long-term forest considerations in policies, and the significance of providing practical guidance to forest managers through advisors to ensure regulatory compliance.

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