[publisher information not available], 2011
Forests have always been crucial to human life and economies, and they will become increasingly significant as the global human population grows by another 30 per cent – to 9 billion people – by mid-century. At the same time, our forests face many threats as a result of unsustainable use. As we move forward, our forests must play a critical role in supporting the growth of a global green economy. Innovative solutions must be found to ensure sustainable forest management in the face of the many threats at hand. This policy brief seeks to outline how forests can be a key part of a green economy that provides opportunities for innovative solutions to forest management.