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Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Forests

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Forests.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Forests

 Deadline for submission: 30 September 2012

 Natural Resources Forum, a United Nations Sustainable Development Journal, a quarterly journal issued by the Division for Sustainable Development of the United Nations, calls for papers for a special issue on forests, to be published in 2013.

Articles submitted for this special section should be relevant to policymaking, and should address forests from a sustainable development perspective, i.e. treating economic, social, and environmental aspects in an integrated way. Angles of interest can include:

• Analysis of the forestry sector’s structure and implications for the sharing of benefits from forests across developed and developing countries, as well as within receiving countries

• Links between forests and other economic sectors at the national or sub-national level (including cross-country comparisons): how are conflicts, synergies managed, and what is the impact on long-term development perspectives?

• Case studies on forest management at the local or national level --Integrated assessments of forest sector development --Implementation challenges for sustainable management of forests (e.g. competing interests, institutional capacity, stakeholders’ involvement, sustainability of the industry) --Assessment of national policies, regulations and incentives for sustainable forest management: how successful have they been?

• Implications of global or regional trends in demand for forest products for sustainable development and poverty eradication in developing countries

• Assessment of international and national market instruments linked with forest management (e.g. ecosystem services, REDD, certification schemes)

• Trends in international forest governance and their implications for sustainable development

Articles should contain original material and should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length.

Contributions to the journal are accepted at NRF's manuscript submission site at :

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