Development - in its current form - does not always advance human well-being and the global ecosystem on which that well-being depends. This project interrogates some of the value assumptions behind development. Due to the cross-sectoral benefits and challenges of forests, the forest sector is often used as a testing ground for broader development solutions. Nowhere is this more true than in the arena of development ethics.
Our aim in this project is so investigate the role of forest ethics in advancing sustainable development in the forest sector. The essential task of forest ethics is to ensure that actions launched under the banner of ‘forest development’ do not diminish human well-being.
Governance towards responsible forest business - Guidance on different types of forest business and the ethics to which they gravitate
Laws for forests: An introductory guide to international forest and forest related legal materials that shape forest ethics and practice
Duncan Macqueen, Team Leader - Forests