International Forest Policy & Governance

Subject 220-506 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Intensive teaching mode

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours lectures and 24 hours tutorials and exercises
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Prof Rod Keenan
Subject Overview: This course addresses the policy and governance framework for forest management in international, national and state

contexts. It describes policy processes and the role of different actors and the role of different policy instruments and their suitability for achieving policy objectives. Current issues in international forest policy, such as illegal logging and trade, certification and climate change are considered from the viewpoints of different forest policy actors. The course will equip students with an improved capacity for critical thinking in relation to policy issues. At the completion of this course students will have a sound understanding of:

1. international, national and state forest and environmental policies and legislation

2. processes for policy development and negotiation

3. the role of various policy actors and their different perspectives

4. policy instruments and their suitability for achieving policy objectives

5. current issues in international forest policy, including: deforestation, illegal logging and trade, forests and climate change, forests in

poverty alleviation and international development, forest biodiversity conservation, forest certification systems and the role of international

bodies and processes in forest policy


Reading journal 10%, Written assignment (3000 words) 40%, Presentation 10%, Examination 40%

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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