Forestry

Forestry

Sustainable forest management

Sustainable forest management (SFM) is the management of forests according to the principles of sustainable development. Sustainable forest management uses very broad social, economic and environmental goals. A range of forestry institutions now practice various forms of sustainable forest management and a broad range of methods and tools are available that have been tested over time and space.

The "Forest Principles" adopted at The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 captured the general international understanding of sustainable forest management at that time. A number of sets of criteria and indicators have since been developed to evaluate the achievement of SFM at both the country and management unit level. These were all attempts to codify and provide for independent assessment of the degree to which the broader objectives of sustainable forest management are being achieved in practice. In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests. The instrument was the first of its kind, and reflected the strong international commitment to promote implementation of sustainable forest management through a new approach that brings all stakeholders together.

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Russia's forests may lose their power to help curb global warming without...
SDuteil , Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 16:07
Interim plans guiding the management of forest resources on a number of state-...
SDuteil , Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 16:06
ShutterstockAlberto MasnovoIn sustainably managed forests, new trees are...
SDuteil , Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 15:59
All farmers on the ground know their land as well as their own wrinkled hands,...
SDuteil , Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 15:51
Forest surrounding the Wata Ata region in Flores, Indonesia. Photo by Anton...
SDuteil , Monday, January 19, 2015 - 10:20
After a forest fire burns a large swath across timberlands, logging companies...
SDuteil , Monday, January 19, 2015 - 10:18
A coalition led by the Kennebec Land Trust has organized a conference Friday...
SDuteil , Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 10:29
WASHINGTON – In joint comments being filed today, the American Forest...
SDuteil , Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 10:12
Some of the instruments in Alley Pond Park in Queens, where the United States...
SDuteil , Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 10:04
Dennis Figueroa, 30, a legal tree tipper, with balsam fir branches gathered in...
SDuteil , Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 10:01
In upstate New York, Megan Offner and New York Heartwoods salvage ageing trees...
SDuteil , Monday, January 19, 2015 - 09:21
In recent years, the number and scale of wildfires in the U.S. has risen,...
SDuteil , Monday, January 19, 2015 - 09:16
The American Wood Council and AF&PA explain the complex issue of biomass...
SDuteil , Friday, January 16, 2015 - 14:16
Watch this Discussion Forum on the first day of the Global Landscapes Forum...
SDuteil , Friday, January 16, 2015 - 14:13
Harold E. Burkhart, a faculty member in Virginia Tech’s Department of...
SDuteil , Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 10:15
Bioversity International and Life Trust work with local communities of the...
SDuteil , Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 10:13
Watch this high-level dialogue from the second day of the Global Landscapes...
SDuteil , Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 08:54
Washington, DC - As the need to feed a burgeoning population is pitched against...
SDuteil , Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 08:52
Norwegian PM Erna Solberg announces new partnerships with Peru and Liberian to...
SDuteil , Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 08:49
Video can easily be viewed here:http://m.businessgreen.com/bg/interview/2378958...
SDuteil , Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 08:45