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The Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management has contributed to the establishment of the

and is one of its co-implementers on behalf of Eberswalde University for Sustainable development.

+++ 16 October 2018. The German-French TV channel ARTE broadcasted a critical 98-minutes documentary on the FSC label, with case studies from Africa, South America, Europe and Asia. The title is "FSC - Forest Stewardship Council: FSC: can an eco-label stop the forestry industry?" (German title: Die Ausbeutung der Urwälder. Kann ein Öko-Siegel die Forstindustrie stoppen?).The Centre supported the producers providing some technical advice. Centre research - in the context of our project in the Arkangelsk Taiga, Russia - plays a role at the end of the documentary +++

+++ 14 June 2018. First paper on effectiveness of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council published in Challenges in Sustainability. Amongst others, we conclude that large-scale clear-cutting practice within Intact Forest Landscapes, which means the logging of primary forests, feeds doubts about the consistency of FSC and its credibility +++

Forest use in Arkhangelsk region, Russian Federation (photo. P.L. Ibisch)

 

+++ In December 2016, a  research report on roadless areas was published in Science - a Centre team led the research. Check out our specific website: www.roadless.online +++

 

Econics

We define Econics as an approach to studying the dynamics and functioning of (complex and holarchically nested) ecological systems with the aim of deriving management solutions for natural resource-dependent socio-economic systems as a gateway towards sustainable development under global change.