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GRADUATE INSTITUTE of NATURAL and APPLIED SCIENCES / DEPARTMENT of FOREST ENGINEERING / Doctorate
Katalog Ana Sayfa
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ORML7193International Forest Policy3+0+0ECTS:7.5
Year / SemesterSpring Semester
Level of CourseThird Cycle
Status Elective
DepartmentDEPARTMENT of FOREST ENGINEERING
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of DeliveryFace to face
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Cantürk GÜMÜŞ
Co-LecturerAssist. Prof. Hüseyin AYAZ
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
 
The aim of the course:
to provide information about changes and developments in International forestry policy and to teach forestry-related international agreements and the functioning of this agreement
 
Programme OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
PO - 1 : learn about international, national and environmental policies and legislation.2,81
PO - 2 : learn about processes for policy development and negotiation.2,81
PO - 3 : learn about the role of various policy actors and their different perspectives.2,61
PO - 4 : learn about policy instruments and their suitability for achieving policy objectives.2,61
PO - 5 : learn about current issues in international forest policy, including: deforestation, illegal logging and trade, forest and climate change, forest in poverty alleviation and international development, forest concervation and forest certification systems.2,5,61
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), PO : Learning Outcome

 
Contents of the Course
Policy and governance framework for forest management. Context of national and international policy processes. Policy development and implementation of the role of different actors. To achieve the objectives of different policy instruments and policy evaluation of the appropriate views. Illegal trade in forest products and access, certification and climate change. Current issues in international forest policy is considered from different perspectives and capacities for critical thinking on these issues in terms of policy. Forestry related international agreements.
 
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Princibles of sustinable land use
 Week 2Princibles of environmental management systems
 Week 3Standards and certification systems, including ISO 14001, FSC and AFS systems
 Week 4History of and international approachs to community forest management
 Week 5Implication of comunnity forest for forest policy
 Week 6The regulatory framework for forest management including the Montreal process
 Week 7International conventions and national biodiversity and sustainability policies
 Week 8Hierarchy of planning and management processes
 Week 9Mid-term exam
 Week 10Land-use planning and landscape interpretetion in decision-making
 Week 11Codes of practice, implementation, and review
 Week 12Mid-term exam
 Week 13International developments in forest policy
 Week 14International conventions (Rio agreements, the Berne Convention, the Vienna process)
 Week 15The EU accession process and adaptation of Turkey's forestry
 Week 16End-of-term exam
 
Textbook / Material
1David Humphreys, 1996, Forest Politics, ISBN:1 85383 378 9, London
2David Humphreys, 1996, Forest Politics, ISBN:1 85383 378 9, London
 
Recommended Reading
1Robert C. Repetto, Malcolm Gillis, 1988, Public policies and the misuse of forest resources, ISBN:0521-34022-5,New York
2Robert C. Repetto, Malcolm Gillis, 1988, Public policies and the misuse of forest resources, ISBN:0521-34022-5,New York
 
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 19/04/2022 1 30
In-term studies (second mid-term exam) 12 11/05/2022 1 20
End-of-term exam 16 15/05/2022 1 50
 
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