M.Forst.1512: International forest policy and economics

Learning outcome:
Global environmental and forest policy:
The objective is that students get basic knowledge of both the key policies related to forests and the application of the policy analysis on such issues. Students acquire comprehension about global forest related policy processes and factual knowledge about forest actors affecting the policy on a global level. The seminar combines a lead-in to global policy theory and its translation in practical, empirical knowledge about actors and processes of high importance in forestry. The different instruments for international policy formulation and implementation are discussed using case studies.
International forest economics:
The lecture is split in two main areas: 'International Wood Markets' and 'International Environmental and Forest Conservation'. The first part deals with the international trade with wood and wood products. International markets and the consequences of protectionism are analysed. Furthermore, aspects of international wood marketing are shown. In the second part, international environmental problems are described and possibilities as well as constraints for international co-operation are discussed. Finally, relations between environmental conservation and economic development are analysed.

Courses and examinations
Global environmental and forest policy (Seminar)

Exam: Written exam (60 Minutes)

Prerequisite for examination:

  • Knowledge about political theories on forest and environmental policies
  • Application of the policy analysis on forest and environmental policies

Courses and examinations
International forest economics (Lecture)

Exam: Written exam (60 Minutes)

Prerequisite for examination:

  • Knowlegde about international wood markets, international trade with wood, wood products, aspects of international wood marketing and the consequences of protectionism.
  • Knowlegde about international environmental problems and economic approaches towards their solution as well as knowledge about the relations between forest conservation and economic development.

180 (56/124 h, Attendance time /Self-study time)

Admission requirements:

Recommended previous knowledge:


Person responsible for module:
Dr. Christiane Hubo

Course frequency:
Academic Term each winter semester

One semester

Number of repeat examinations permitted:

Recommended Semester:
First Semester

Maximum number of students: