RLC Valdivia: Book publication on forest conservation

RLC Campus Valdivia coordinator Felix Fuders, together with Pablo Donoso from the Forestry Faculty of the Universidad Austral de Chile published the book ” Ecological Economic and Socio Ecological Strategies for Forest Conservation – A Transdisciplinary Approach Focused on Chile and Brazil”.

The book is an attempt to create a true transdisciplinary work. The need for more transdisciplinarity had been emphasised by Right Livelihood Award Laureate of 1983 Manfred Max-Neef continuously, as addressed in his highly cited article in the Journal of Ecological Economics on “Foundations of Transdisciplinarity” (2005). “Ecological Economic and Socio Ecological Strategies for Forest Conservation – A Transdisciplinary Approach Focused on Chile and Brazil” aims to apply Manfred Max-Neef’s teachings.

However, the book is not a collection of works written by authors from different disciplines, but rather each chapter follows a transdisciplinary approach. Therefore, the book contributes to enhance social, managerial and political approaches to forestry management, helping to protect forest ecosystem services and make them more sustainable. In turn, it should also benefit local communities and society as a whole, by reducing the negative externalities of forestry management and enhancing future opportunities.

Former RLC Campus Valdivia coordinator Christian Hernandez, RLC Campus Bonn coordinator Till Stellmacher and RLC Bonn researcher Alejandro Mora Motta also contributed chapters to the book.

Herman Daly, who received the Right Livelihood Award in 1996, wrote the foreword.

 

 

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