Rethinking Forest Conservation as a Human Affair – Dr Claude Garcia and Dr Patrick Waeber

Jul 24, 2020 | earth and environment, trending

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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘The global forest transition as a human affair’, from One Earth. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.05.002

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Climate change and land-use changes are shaping the future of the world’s forests. Initiatives to halt deforestation and forest degradation are consistently missing their targets, despite political and public support. A key reason for this lack of effectiveness may be the failure to account for human behaviour. Dr Claude Garcia and Dr Patrick Waeber from the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology use theoretical models and games to demonstrate how accounting for social and behavioural factors could significantly improve the outcomes of forest management.

 

 

 

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