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The Global Forest Transition as a Human Affair

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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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