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Conference paper2009

Swedish forest policy since 1990 : reforms and consequences

Nylund, Jan-Erik


Similar to many other countries, particularly in Europe, Sweden has revised much of its legislation relating to forestry and environment since 1990. Of immediate relevance to the forest sector are the 1993 Forestry Act and consequent ordnances and regulations, and to forest property acquisition, forest income taxation, and the function of the Swedish Forest Agency. New environmental legislation has consequences for forest policy making, and voluntary certification was introduced The effects of these changes have been examined and analysed, the latest in a Government forest policy proposition to the Parliament in 2008. The present paper reviews the revised legislation and its consequences

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Title: Legal Aspects of European Forest Sustainable Development Proceedings of the 11 th International Symposium Zvolen, Slovakia
ISBN: 978-80-228-2210-7
Publisher: Faculty of Forestry, Technical University in Zvolen


11th International Symposium on Legal Aspects of European Forest Sustainable Development. IUFRO 6.13.00 Forest Law and Environmental Legislation

      SLU Authors

    • Nylund, Jan-Erik

      • Department of Forest Products, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Forest Science

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