Building resilience through dynamic institutional efficiency The case of forest biodiversity in private forests in Flanders. Prof. Tom Dedeurwaerdere Research director at the Biodiversity Governance Unit, Centre for the philosophy of law (UCL).
Prof. Tom Dedeurwaerdere
Research director at the Biodiversity Governance Unit, Centre for the philosophy of law (UCL)
Contribution au “Midis Informels” du group de recherche “Forêt, Nature et Société”
http://www.uclouvain.be/foret-nature-societe ; 13 mars 2008
How can forest management institutions adapt to global change ?
No private forest owners were managing their forests, due to their difficulties to implement the new top down forest regulations in the 1990.
1. In 1994 a pilot project started which received early recognition as an instance where new ways of dealing with forest management could be experimented. It's only after the experiment had gained some momentum that the forest policy law was changed, based on the lessons that were learned from this project.
2. A flexible legal framework was designed that, while setting 12 targets to be reached by sustainable forestry, allowed further learning in the pilot JFM organizations.
Forest in Flanders, state in 2000 collaborative approach
Evolution of forested land 1990 – 2000 collaborative approach
The role of beliefs in institutional change receives 2 euro / meter ; with a maximum of 50 euro / ha / forest
The CSFM are a clear expression of what the concept of multifunctional forest management would look like in the ideal case. It defines clear targets organized around 6 main sets of criteria of sustainable forestry. Each set of criteria is measured through a set of legally specified indicators, leading in total to a set of 24 criteria and 52 indicators :
Correspondence table between CSFM and BZK sustainable forest management
204 out of 276 respondents represent a specific owner type (62 'economists', 73 'recreationists' and 69 'passive owners')
Membership in the BZK focus area (source : 2007-2012 BZK management plan)
Thanks for listening ! governance issues