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The Global Forest Transition as a Human Affair

Landscapes do not happen. We shape them. Changes to Earth’s forest landscapes are primarily driven by human social processes like economy, policy and behaviour.  There are now many policies & initiatives aimed at halting forest loss and increasing forest restoration.  Yet we are still losing forests.

What is preventing us as a society from making the transition from shrinking to increasing forests? and how can we help to make this transition a reality?

Decision makers need to take better account of the actions and interactions of all stakeholders when making policy – using a ‘theory of change’ approach is key to success.

Read the full article here to learn more.

This paper is the result of discussions held by the Fostering Forest Transitions: Scenarios of Biodiversity and Landscape Change (ForSet) project consortium, in which WeForest participated.

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