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CALL FOR PAPERS: Natural Resources Forum Special Issue on Forests

Natural Resources Forum, a United Nations Sustainable Development Journal, a quarterly journal issued by the Division for Sustainable Development of the United Nations, calls for papers for a special issue on forests, to be published in 2013.

Articles submitted for this special section should be relevant to policy-making, and should address forests from a sustainable development perspective, i.e. treating economic, social, and environmental aspects in an integrated way. Angles of interest can include: • Analysis of the forestry sector’s structure and implications for the sharing of benefits from forests across developed and developing countries, as well as within receiving countries

  • Links between forests and other economic sectors at the national or sub-national level (including cross-country comparisons): how are conflicts, synergies managed, and what is the impact on long-term development perspectives?
  • Case studies on forest management at the local or national level
    o Integrated assessments of forest sector development
    o Implementation challenges for sustainable management of forests (e.g. competing interests, institutional capacity, stakeholders’ involvement, sustainability of the industry)
    o Assessment of national policies, regulations and incentives for sustainable forest management: how successful have they been?
  • Implications of global or regional trends in demand for forest products for sustainable development and poverty eradication in developing countries
  • Assessment of international and national market instruments linked with forest management (e.g. ecosystem services, REDD, certification schemes
  • Trends in international forest governance and their implications for sustainable development

More information.

Deadline: September 30, 2012