Socioeconomic implications of climate change with regard to forests and forest management. Contribution of Work Package 3 to the Forest Vulnerability Assessment

TitleSocioeconomic implications of climate change with regard to forests and forest management. Contribution of Work Package 3 to the Forest Vulnerability Assessment
Publication TypeReport
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Project Page  Final Report

Year of Publication2011
AuthorsCockfield, G, Maraseni, T, Buys, L, Sommerfeld, J, Wilson, C, Athukorala, W
Pagination105
Date Published05/2011
InstitutionNational Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
CityGold Coast
ISBN Number978-1-921609-23-7
KeywordsBombala, community response, decision-making, economic impacts, Eden, forestry, Gippsland, model, modelling, Scottsdale, social impacts, survey, synthesis and integrative research, Tas, Tasmania, Vic, Victoria
Abstract

This report – Socio-economic implications of climate change with regard to forests and forest management - is the third in the series. Through a review of literature this part of the FVA project was established to identify the potential socio-economic impacts of climate change and develop a framework for thinking about coordinated responses to socially and economically adverse outcomes. This report is based predominantly on a literature review of relevant economic, social and policy studies. In addition some original work was carried out on:

  • the development of a model of plantation decision-making under climate change; and
  • a small-scale survey of respondents in two towns in timber growing regions with a good mix of forest types (Bombala in the Eden/Gippsland region; and Scottsdale in north-eastern Tasmania) to determine their response to climate change.

 

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