International Forest Policy

Subject FRST90029 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours lectures and 24 hours tutorials and exercises
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Nil
Corequisites: Nil
Recommended Background Knowledge: Nil
Non Allowed Subjects: Nil
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

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 in policy development and implementation. Different policy instruments are described and their suitability for achieving policy objectivesis discussed. 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. This subject will equip students with an improved capacity for critical thinking in relation to policy issues.
Objectives: At the completion of this course students will have a sound understanding of:
  • international, national and state forest and environmental policies and legislation
  • processes for policy development and negotiation
  • the role of various policy actors and their different perspectives
  • policy instruments and their suitability for achieving policy objectives
  • 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 (6000 words, 80%), Oral presentation (10%).

Prescribed Texts: Information Not Available
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: Information Not Available
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Forest Ecosystem Science
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Climate Change
Sustainable Forests

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