New Article: Sustainable Development and Forest-Based Industries: Main Considerations and Policy Measures. The Bulgarian Example
In article Sustainable Development and Forest-Based Industries: Main Considerations and Policy Measures. The Bulgarian Example authors seek the balance between sustaining forest resources and developing wood and furniture industry.
With climate changes being recognized as one of the most important factors nowadays (just to mention William Nordhaus and his research that led him to Nobel Prize this year), the analysis presented in the article is as up-to-date as it can be.
Authors: Nikolay Neykov, Petar Antov and Viktor Savov
Published Online: September 6, 2018
Industrial policy determines the industry’s orientation for growth, in line with the economic development stage. The main objective of this article is to establish the sustainability of the relationship between the development of forest resources, on the one hand, and their use in wood and furniture products in the Republic of Bulgaria, on the other hand. The main tasks are to find out the sustainability in the production of timber and products from it, to assess the tendency of development and needs of policy measures. The methods used include statistical methods for trend analysis, descriptive methods and others. Forestry is a clear example of the transformation of natural resources into consumer products, where sustainability in the development of society can easily be disturbed. Forestry policies should support the use of tree resources in products with the highest possible added value.
Keywords: Forest-based Industries; Sustainable Development; Bulgaria