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National Report on Sustainable Forest Management


By: State Forestry Administration (Author)

China Forestry Publishing House

Paperback | Nov 2013 | #232256 | ISBN-13: 9787503873553
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Language: English

The National Report on Sustainable Forest Management, compiled by the State Forestry Administration combines various national forest inventories, results from monitoring, investigation and statistical information, and references to authoritative literature and professional reports. It focuses on the following aspects: protection of biodiversity, maintenance of ecosystem productivity of forests, maintenance of forest ecosystem health and vitality, maintenance and conservation of soil and water resources to maintain the role of forests in the global carbon cycle, maintenance and enhancement of multiple long-term socio-economic benefits and social needs, and sustainable management of the legal, institutional and economic system. It describes the main achievements of 20 years of sustainable forest management in China, and analyzes the hot issues and the direction of development of the country and its society, fully reflecting the regional processes in China, which is acting as a responsible big country and is actively participating in and fulfilling international conventions to create a good international image. It also summarizes Chinese sustainable forest management.

Summary in Chinese:
National Report on Sustainable Forest Management    国家林业局编著的《中国森林可持续经营国家报告(英文版)》结合历次全国森林资源清查和各类专项监测、调查与统计信息,参考权威研究文献和专业报告,共分 生物多样性保护、维持森林生态系统生产力、保持森林生态系统健康和活力、维护和保持水土资源、保持森林对全球碳循环贡献的作用、保持和加强长期多种社会经 济效益的社会需求以及森林保护和可持续经营的法律、制度和经济体系共7个方面。系统描述了20多年来中国森林可持续经营的主要成就,分析了国家社会普遍关 心的热点问题和及其发展方向,充分体现了中国作为一个负责任的大国积极参与区域进程,认真履行国际公约的良好国际形象;也是总结和检查中国森林可持续经营 工作,努力推动中国“生态林业、民生林业”健康发展的重要举措。本书为中国森林可持续经营国家报告的英文版。


Chapter 1: Sustainable Forest Management (SFM): from Concept to Practice  
1.1 Concept and content of SFM  
1.2 SFM: an important approach to address global challenges  
1.3 International processes and national actions on SFM

Chapter 2: Conservation of Biological Diversity  
2.1 Ecosystem diversity
2.2 Species diversity  
2.3 Genetic diversity

Chapter 3: Maintenance of Productive Capacity of Forest Ecosystems  
3.1 Area and percent of forest land and net area of forest land available for wood production  
3.2 Total growing stock and annual increment of both merchantable and nonmerchantable tree species in forests available for wood production  
3.3 Area, percent, and growing stock of plantations of native and exotic species  
3.4 Annual harvest of wood products by volume and as a percentage of net growth or sustained yield  
3.5 Annual harvest of nonwood forest products

Chapter 4: Maintenance of Forest Ecosystem Health and Vitality  
4.1 Area and percent of forest affected by biotic processes and agents (e.g. disease, insects, invasive species) beyond reference conditions  
4.2 Area and percent of forest affected by abiotic events (e.g. fire, storm, land clearance) beyond reference conditions

Chapter 5: Conservation and Maintenance of Soil and Water Resources  
5.1 Protective function  
5.2 Soil  
5.3 Water

Chapter 6: Maintenance of Forest Contribution to Global Carbon Cycles  
6.1 Total forest ecosystem carbon pools and fluxes  
6.2 Total HWP carbon pools and flux  
6.3 Avoided fossil fuel carbon emissions by using forest biomass for energy

Chapter 7: Maintenance and Enhancement of Longterm Multiple Socio- economic Benefits to Meet the Needs of Societies  
7.1 Production and consumption  
7.2 Investment in the forest sector  
7.3 Employment and community needs  
7.4 Recreation and tourism  
7.5 Cultural, social and spiritual needs and values

Chapter 8: Legal, Institutional and Economic Framework for Forest Conservation and Sustainable Management  
8.1 Laws and policies supporting sustainable forest management  
8.2 Economic policies that support sustainable forest management  
8,3 Policies that support sustainable forest management  
8.4 Enhancing the management and application capacity of forests management and offering various forest products and services  
8.5 Monitoring and evaluation capacity of forest protection and sustainable management

Chapter 9: Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in China by Innovation  
9.1 Major challenges of sustainable forest management in China  
9.2 Promoting China's sustainable forest management through innovation  References

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