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Policy drivers behind forest utilisation in Lithuania in 1986-2007

Brukas, Vilis and Linkevicius, Edgaras and Cinga, Gintautas (2009). Policy drivers behind forest utilisation in Lithuania in 1986-2007. Baltic forestry. 15 :1 , 86-96
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After regaining the independence, Lithuania was in the process of making transition to the market economy, yet radical societal shifts only moderately affected Lithuanian forestry. This study evaluates the main drivers that stimulated or decreased forest utilisation. Review of numerous sources reveals that the major drivers towards increased utilisation were the economic transition and changes in the resource base. These have been counterbalanced primarily by deeply-rooted normativism, increasing environmental restrictions, economic model of State forestry and sluggish land reform. The study shows that seeking to understand the dynamics of forest utilisation, it is insufficient to focus solely on the available forest inventory as is typically done in forecasts of timber removals. Instead, a holistic analysis is needed, taking into account, inter alia, institutional norms and developments outside the forest sector.

Authors/Creators:Brukas, Vilis and Linkevicius, Edgaras and Cinga, Gintautas
Title:Policy drivers behind forest utilisation in Lithuania in 1986-2007
Series Name/Journal:Baltic forestry
Year of publishing :2009
Page range:86-96
Publisher:Lithuanian Forest Research Institute, Latvian State Forest Research Institute Silava, Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering, Estonian University of Life Sciences
Publication Type:Research article
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Area economics > Forest economics
Keywords:forestry, timber removals, policy drivers
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ID Code:4041
Department:(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Deposited By: Vilis Brukas
Deposited On:22 Oct 2009 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:27

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