An Assessment of the vulnerability of Australian forests to the impacts of climate change - Report III - Socio-economic implications

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Geoff Cockfield
Tek Maraseni
Laurie Buys
Jeffrey Sommerfeld
Clevo Wilson
Wasantha Athukorala
University of Southern Queensland
Queensland University of Technology

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.

Please cite as:

Cockfield, G, Maraseni, T, Buys, L, Sommerfeld, J, Wilson, C & Athukorala, W 2011, Socioeconomic implications of climate change with regard to forests and forest management. Contribution of Work Package 3 to the Forest Vulnerability AssessmentNational Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 105 pp. 

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