THE ROLE OF FORESTS IN THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF ROMANIA

Authors

  • C. A. ROSCULETE
  • ELENA ROSCULETE
  • ELENA BONCIU

Abstract

The aim of our paper is to analyze the factors that play an important role in adopting a sustainable management strategy for the Romanian forests. The underlying methodology of our research is based on the review of mainstream literature and on the quantitative analysis of national and international statistical data in order to design a model of sustainable development. Research findings show that critical factors contributing to environmental degradation fall into three categories: human factors, national legislation and environmental factors. Our findings reveal that forest management in Romania display several peculiarities that have a negative impact on the degradation of the ecosystem, reduction of the renewable capacity of forests and lowering of the quality of life. In conclusion, drafting a sustainable development strategy is not effective if we do not take into consideration the factors that could turn into challenges and barriers in the implementation of the strategy.

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Published

2019-02-27

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Working Group 3: Fundamentally Disciplines and Environment and Plant Management