Summer School: Forests and Landscapes 2023

Monday, September 11, 2023 (All day) to Saturday, September 16, 2023 (All day)
University of Bern, Switzerland

Forests are under immense pressure from anthropogenic exploitation and degradation as well as environmental and climate change. The resulting changes have dire consequences for the ecological integrity of forests and for the resilience of dependent livelihoods. There is thus a need to facilitate interdisciplinary research and cross-case learning focused on how governance and management strategies can secure forest sustainability. Accordingly, this summer school aims to enhance our understanding of the sustainability of forest governance, management, and use. It addresses the following questions: How can progress toward sustainability be achieved from the perspectives of biodiversity and environmental justice and tracked through science-based criteria and indicators? What emerging questions must be addressed to progress toward sustainable forest governance, management, and use?

This summer school will facilitate cross-case learning on sustainability and enable participants to:

  • gain a deeper understanding of different governance and management strategiesinfluencing sustainable forest outcomes.
  • identify, develop, or improve (existing) frameworks or indicators for measuring progress towards sustainable forest use.
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