Understanding Consistencies and Gaps Between Desired Forest Futures: An Analysis of Visions from Stakeholder Groups in Sweden

dc.contributor.authorSandström, Camila
dc.contributor.authorCarlsson-Kanyama, Annika
dc.contributor.authorBeland Lindahl, Karin
dc.contributor.authorMossberg Sonnek, Karin
dc.contributor.authorMossing, Annika
dc.contributor.authorNordin, Annika
dc.contributor.authorNordström, Eva-Maria
dc.contributor.authorRäty, Ritta
dc.coverage.countrySwedenen_US
dc.coverage.regionEuropeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-17T17:47:12Z
dc.date.available2016-06-17T17:47:12Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.description.abstract"Conflicting perspectives on forests has for a long time challenged forest policy development in Sweden. Disagreements about forest futures create intractable deadlocks when stakeholders talk past each other. The purpose of this study is to move beyond this situation through the application of participatory backcasting. By comparing visions of the future forest among stakeholder groups, we highlight contemporary trajectories and identify changes that were conceived as desirable. We worked with four groups: the Biomass and Bioenergy group, the Conservation group, the Sami Livelihood group and the Recreation and Rural Development group; in total representatives from 40 organizations participated in workshops articulating the groups’ visions. Our results show well-known tensions such as intrinsic versus instrumental values but also new ones concerning forests’ social values. Identified synergies include prioritization of rural development, new valued-added forest products and diversified forest management. The results may feed directly into forest policy processes facilitating the process and break current deadlocks."en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournalAmbioen_US
dc.identifier.citationmonthFebruaryen_US
dc.identifier.citationnumberS2en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages100-108en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume45en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/10035
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subjectconflicten_US
dc.subjectforest policyen_US
dc.subjectgovernance and politicsen_US
dc.subject.sectorForestryen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding Consistencies and Gaps Between Desired Forest Futures: An Analysis of Visions from Stakeholder Groups in Swedenen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.type.methodologyCase Studyen_US
dc.type.publishedpublisheden_US

Files

Original bundle

Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
art%3A10.1007%2Fs13280-015-0746-5.pdf
Size:
949.53 KB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Description:

License bundle

Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
license.txt
Size:
1.71 KB
Format:
Item-specific license agreed upon to submission
Description:

Collections