Hans Gregersen, Arnoldo Contreras-Hermosilla, Jean Jacques Landrot, Steven Speed, Barney S.T. Chan, Ivan Tomaselli, Fernando Raga Castellanos, Peter Mertz, David Brand, M.K. Muthoo and Mike Goldbatt
In the lead paper on the private sector and sustainable forest management, Gregersen and Contreras address a number of questions related to expanded private investment in SFM: What is the nature and magnitude of private investment in forest management and utilisation? What is SFM, and where and why is expanded private investment needed in it in the future? What constraints — in terms of market, policy and other institutional failures — need to be overcome, and what are the most appropriate policy mechanisms to do so?
It is important to distinguish different types of private investment and investors, which may...