2016 | Action Number: FP1207
Bioeconomy and ecosystem services – synergy or conflict? Horizontal and vertical policy analysis, modelling and orchestration in practice
- Pages: 77
- Author(s): Packalen, T., Lier, M. (Eds.)
- Publisher(s): Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
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The final conference focused on the new knowledge and means that can be used by policy and decision makers to coordinate and streamline forest-related policies. Topics specifically referred to bioeconomy and ecosystem services.
COST Action ORCHESTRA is based on the continuous collaboration of many scientific groups: quantitative modellers, economists, sociologists and policy scientists. They have improved the understanding of governance issues, quantitative forestry and forest sector modelling, as well as collaborative processes. For example, quantitative economic models are useful for the analysis of trade-offs between different policy targets and cost-efficiency of alternative policy measures, whereas qualitative methods common in sociology and policy science are applicable for policy analysis and support. Consequently, modelling policy impacts requires the integration of both quantitative and qualitative approaches.
In this context, the Action was established to support the coherence of forest-related policy targets and the efficiency of policy measures.