The Future Use of Nordic Forests: A Global Perspective by Erik WestholmThe Future Use of Nordic Forests: A Global Perspective by Erik Westholm

The Future Use of Nordic Forests: A Global Perspective

byErik WestholmEditorKarin Beland Lindahl, Florian Kraxner

Hardcover | March 24, 2015

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Diverse as they are in their histories and in the organization of their forest sectors, most Nordic countries have this in common: their economies and cultures are substantially based on the utilization of various forest resources. This book explores Nordic forest futures and presents research results that form part of a scientific foundation for considering how to balance the functions of forests. It is particularly concerned with global trends that may affect the future use of boreal forests.

Chapters investigate inter-alia the growing world population and the expected economic growth in countries with huge populations, and assess the resulting pressure on all land-based resources. Authors examine the urgent need for solutions to the energy crisis, consider worrying climate scenarios and provide a global outlook on bioenergy futures. Readers will discover how these developments will and must influence long-term strategic decisions on the future use of Nordic forests. The challenges and possible responses for future forest governance and forestry issues emerge, as the chapters go on to consider the multiple pressures in particular on the Swedish Forestry Model, among other themes.

"By bringing together a distinguished group of internationally renowned scientists representing a diverse set of disciplines covering political science, geography, rural development, forest economics, history, and geo-sciences, this book constitutes an exceptionally profound and thoughtful futures study." - Alexander Buck, Executive Director, International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

Title:The Future Use of Nordic Forests: A Global PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:169 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:March 24, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319142178

ISBN - 13:9783319142173

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Table of Contents

1. Nordic Forest Futures - An Introduction.- 2. Futures Studies in the Field of Natural Resources.- 3. Future Forest Trends: Can We Build on Demographically Based Forecasts?.- 4. Global Trends and Possible Future Land Use.- 5. Bioenergy Futures: A Global Outlook on the Implications of Land Use for Forest-based Feedstock Production.- 6. Future Forest Governance: Multiple Challenges, Diverging Responses.- 7. Climate-related Forest Policies and Trends.- 8. Actors' Perceptions and Strategies: Forests and Pathways to Sustainability.- 9. Transition of the Canadian Forest Sector.- 10. Dilemmas in Forest Policy Development-The Swedish Forestry Model under Pressure.- 11. Concluding Remarks: Forest Futures in the Making.- Index.

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"The Future Use of Nordic Forests focuses onchallenges and opportunities in light of various aspects of change, includingclimate change, global human population expansion, economic growth, andshifting energy strategies. . Color photographs and figures add to thedialogue, and lists of references appear at the end of each chapter. SummingUp: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." (T. L. Bal, Choice, Vol.53 (3), November, 2015)