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Unearthing the myths of global sustainable forest governance

  • Izabela Delabre (a1), Emily Boyd (a2), Maria Brockhaus (a3), Wim Carton (a2), Torsten Krause (a2), Peter Newell (a4), Grace Y. Wong (a5) and Fariborz Zelli (a6)...

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Despite efforts to address the global forest crisis, deforestation and degradation continue, so we need to urgently revisit possible solutions. A failure to halt the global forest crisis contributes to climate change and biodiversity loss and will continue to result in inequalities in access to, and benefits from, forest resources. In this paper, we unpack a series of powerful myths about forests and their management. By exposing and better understanding these myths and what makes them so persistent, we have the basis to make the social and political changes needed to better manage and protect forests globally.

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Unearthing the myths of global sustainable forest governance

  • Izabela Delabre (a1), Emily Boyd (a2), Maria Brockhaus (a3), Wim Carton (a2), Torsten Krause (a2), Peter Newell (a4), Grace Y. Wong (a5) and Fariborz Zelli (a6)...

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