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Sustainability as a driver in forestry‐related services

Publication Details
Authors: Toppinen Anne, Mikkilä Mirja, Tuppura Anni, de Vries Gerdien
Editors of book: Hujala, Teppo; Toppinen, Anne; Butler, Brett J.
Publishing place: Cham, Switzerland
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Services in family forestry
ISBN: 978-3-030-28998-0
eISBN: 978-3-030-28999-7
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Rising environmental consciousness has shifted the
focus of small scale forestry away from productive functions towards more
diversified ownership objectives. From transition management perspective, we analyze
the role of private sector voluntary sustainability initiatives as a system
driver in forestry, and review research on the role of sustainability in
forestry-related service markets. The focus is on the view of small-scale
service oriented businesses, and by drawing experiences from the Nordic
context. Based on the literature review, sustainability is gaining deeper level
interest and active engagement among small scale forest owners due to, perhaps
first and foremost, increasing awareness on global sustainability challenges,
and the role of forests in these. A challenge remains in diffusion of the
sustainability-related niche-innovations. In addition, the strong environmental-economic
emphasis in sustainability may lead to the undervaluing the potential of some
socially driven forest ecosystem services. The effectiveness of new
methods, such as framing as a tool to nudge family owners towards sustainable
forestry, provides avenues for future experimentation and research.

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