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A certificação florestal como instrumento político

Author(s): Caetano, Miguel Álvares Lupi

Date: 2011

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Origin: Repositório da UTL

Subject(s): forest policy; forest certification; forest management; sustainability


Forest certification is a voluntary market-based instrument that emerged in the 1990’s. Forest certification systems are sustained through consumer support to ensure that forest products meet their standards and regulations, from the forest, through the supply chain, to its end use. These systems maintain credibility to users and consumers through independent and accurate audits, assessments and monitoring processes. Forest certification is also seen as an indirect political and economic incentive to forest management improvement, segregated from the traditional state mechanisms. 20 years after its emergence, expansion and evolution to its current model, the impacts of its governance, certification and accreditation processes are assessed in the forest sector worldwide and forecast to a nearby future. Forest certification has been active in Portugal for nearly 10 years and its evolution and integration within the Portuguese forest sector are assessed in this work as well.

Mestrado em Engenharia Florestal e dos Recursos Naturais - Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Document Type Master thesis
Language Portuguese
Advisor(s) Carvalho, Pedro Ochôa
Contributor(s) Caetano, Miguel Álvares Lupi
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