This session focused on sustainable timber production from a landscape perspective. We aimed to stimulate discussions about the role of timber production in the green economy, and encourage a neutral view of timber in order to avoid the usual controversies about timber production as a threat to natural forests and related ecosystem services. Both natural and planted forests were addressed in the session.
Presentations from the session:
Key questions addressed in the session:
- What role does timber production and industry play in inclusive and green growth pathways in the ASEAN region?
- Are timber plantations expected to be a key component of the rural landscape in the ASEAN region?
- Are balanced value-added chains and certification standards (legality and FSC-like) decisive factors for sustainable timber production in the ASEAN region?
- Purnomo H, Achdiawan R, Melati, Irawati RH, Sulthon, Shantiko B and Wardell A. 2014. Value-chain dynamics: Strengthening the institution of small-scale furniture producers to improve their value addition. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods 23: 87-101.
- Glauner R, Rinehart JA, D’Anieri P, Boscolo M, Savenije H. 2012. Timberland in institutional investment portfolios: Can significant investment reach emerging markets? Forestry Policy and Institutions Working Paper No. 31. Rome: FAO.
- Purnomo H, Mendoza GA. 2011. A system dynamics model for evaluating collaborative forest management: A case study in Indonesia. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology 18(2): 164–176.
- [UNEP] United Nations Environment Program. 2011. Forests in a green economy: A synthesis.
- [FAO] Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2011. Asia-Pacific Forests and Forestry To 2020: Forests for a greener future.