Canadian Forest Service Publications

International initiatives to achieve sustainable management of forests: Canada's Model Forests, the Commonwealth Forestry Initiative, and the development assistance community. 1993. Brand, D.G.; Roberts, R.W.; Kemp, R. Commonwealth Forestry Review 72(4): 297-302.

Year: 1993

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 10167

Language: English

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Recent efforts to translate the concept of sustainable development into practice have led to the establishment of innovative new international programmes. These new programmes, including the Canadian Model Forest Initiative, regional cooperative programmes sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency in Southeast Asia, Southern Africa and the Caribbean, and the Commonwealth Forestry Initiative, are described. An examination of these initiatives reveals that sustainable approaches to forest management are based on a wider consideration of biological and socio-economic issues in the forest and surrounding areas, and that more and more, decision-making processes are taking into account a variety of different interests. Working models of sustainable management are still rare, but as these and other initiatives begin to provide insight into the concept of sustainable management, there will be a need to combine programmes, to form networks and to coordinate the exchange of scientific, technical and policy results.