Global Forest and Land Use Policy

Contact: Dr. Symphorien Ongolo

Forestland governance reflects the complexity, pluralism and apparent political
disorder that characterise post-colonial societies. The sustainability of forests
in post-colonial societies is at the centre of recurrent debates and disputes
between, on the one hand, those who own the resource within their territory as
a potential resource to be exploited and, on the other hand, global actors who
increasingly see forests as service providers to address for example climate
change, biodiversity loss and water scarcity. To shed the light on the corridors
of power of actors involved in forestland policy, our working group address the
questions on how forestland sustainability is been defended by different actors
with different power using a combination of different theoretical theory such as
political science, economic theory, and social science.

Teaching: Based at the Department Forest and nature policy, we offer every
winter semester the following seminar: Global environmental and forest policy.
Mandatory Master FES; Specialization Tropical and International Forestry +
Compulsory Master SUFONAMA 1 year + Mandatory Master SUFONAMA 2
year course number: 700068

FOREQUAL: The forestry sector as an inequality machine? Agents, agreements and global politics of trade and investment in the Congo Basin
IPP (Inequalities, Power, and Participation in the Governance of Mediterranean Forestlands)
AFORPOLIS (African Forest Policies & Politics)

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