15 years of Forest Certification in the European Union. Are we doing things right?

Gafo Gomez-Zamalloa, Maria and Caparros, Alejandro and San Miguel Ayanz, Alfonso (2011). 15 years of Forest Certification in the European Union. Are we doing things right?. "Forest Systems", v. 20 (n. 1); pp. 81-94. ISSN 1131-7965.

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Title: 15 years of Forest Certification in the European Union. Are we doing things right?
Author/s:
  • Gafo Gomez-Zamalloa, Maria
  • Caparros, Alejandro
  • San Miguel Ayanz, Alfonso
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Forest Systems
Date: April 2011
Volume: 20
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: 15sustainable forest management; Delphi; contingent valuation; FSC; PEFC.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Silvopascicultura [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Forest certification is one of the most important issues that have entered the forest sector in the past 15 years. There are many detractors and supporters of this instrument, but merely looking at the number of hectares certified and products carrying the logo of certification, one cannot deny that certification has gained importance, year after year. The overall objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of 15 years of forest certification in the EU forest-based sector, using the Delphi method. The analysis leads to the conclusion that the impact of certification in the EU forestbased sector is positive-neutral with respect to ecological aspects, positive-negative on the economic and positiveneutral on the social ones. However, its positive effect is limited, due to the fact that the changes needed for the certification are minor. An improvement in the information to both society and local people by the actors involved in forest certification could increase the positive impact on the sector

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Item ID: 7130
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/7130/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:7130
Official URL: http://recyt.fecyt.es/index.php/IA/index
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 24 May 2011 07:31
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 16:17
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