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POLICY ANALYSIS OF "TIMBER CERTIFICATION"AS A MARKET-BASED INSTRUMENT OF FOREST POLICY TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE MULTIFUNCTIONAL MANAGEMENT OF FORESTS

Objective



Background :

"Timber Certification" may help avoiding misguided consumers to turn away from
European wood. It might also help to create added value and to promote sustainable forest management. It is important for the Community that Timber Certification is not implemented in a way that distorts the market by unjustified claims from different suppliers.

The objective is : the evaluation of the demand for, the realism of and the potential impact of "Timber Certification".

Short description of the project :

The project will evaluate the demand for and the potential impact of "Timber Certification". The project will, inter alia, investigate consumer's willingness to pay and the forestry-wood chain attitudes to costs, criteria and organisational aspects.

A close cooperation with DG VI F.II.2 is foreseen during the project.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITÄT FÜR BODENKULTUR
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse, 33
1180 Vienna
Austria

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
Unioninkatu, 40 B - P.o. Box 24
00014 Helsinki
UNIVERSITÄT FREIBURG
Germany
Address
Bertoldstraße, 17
79085 Freiburg Im Breisgau
University Wales - Bangor
United Kingdom
Address
College Road
LL57 2UW Bangor - Gwynedd