BfN Schriften 311 - Forest Protection and Sustainable Forest Management in Germany and the P.R. China – A Comparative Assessment –
The report at hand aims to compare the forest sectors of the Federal Republic of Germany and the People’s Republic of China – two countries, which - for physical as well as political, economic, social, cultural and demographic reasons – must seem essentially non- comparable.
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
The report at hand must therefore contend with providing a snap-shot image, focused on a limited set of topics, including:
- Forest policies, strategies and programs promoting forest protection and biodiversity conservation in the context of sustainable forest management (SFM),
- Legal-regulatory, administrative, and socio-economic framework conditions determining forest governance and forest management,
- Instruments and provisions with a view to valorizing and rewarding various environmental services and promoting SFM, and
- The respective perception of sustainable forest management in Germany and China, including aspects such as the recognition of multiple forest functions and principal modes of forest protection, management and use.