FOR200H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Sustainable Forest Management, Earth Summit, Montreal Process

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15 Aug 2016
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Applying agricultural principles to forest management/ silviculture. Until 1980s, focus on timber selective harvesting. Awareness of the degraded landscapes created by timber harvesting. Awareness that the pace of degradation was increasing. Awareness that these patterns were happening globally clearcuts. 2983 united nations convenes the world commission on environment and. Concerns about the deterioration of human environment and natural resources. Sustainable development: development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Important aspects: identifies links between social/economic/ environmental health, identifies importance of long term resource use related development goals. High grading (selective harvesting) not long term, clearcutting (long term?) Important progress: (most important environmentally framed policies that are still used today: convention on biological diversity, convention on climate change, forest principles. Non-legally binding no consequences for countries. Makes recommendations for forest conservation and sustainable forest management. Guidelines for sustainable development of boreal and temperate forest (glsl, acadian)

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