Empowering commercial forestry: Incentives for small- and large-scale forests (Australian & Global perspective)
This presentation highlights the conundrum that forests we don't want, such as commercial pine forests, do pay (they are commercially and economically viable), yet biodivsere forests that we do want, do not. Moving forward, will it be possible to make established biodiverse forests equally economically viable? These forests provide a wide range of ecosystem services and create opportunities to address sustainable development challenges. This presentation suggests that established tenure, better regulation and greater incentives will be necessary to develop and enhance these services, and protect our forests in the future.