Prof. Bas Arts (Professor at the Forrest Nature and Policy Group at WUR) will in this colloquium present his latest publication ‘Forest Governance: Hydra or Chloris’ (Cambridge University Press). The presentation will be followed by a discussant panel and by some drinks & bites at the end. The full programme with speakers and moderators will be announced closer to date.
The Cambridge Element ‘Forest Governance: Hydra or Chloris’ offers a novel analysis of forest governance, inspired by discursive-institutionalism and philosophical pragmatism. It distinguishes different governance modes, shifts and norms, illustrated by various case studies (FLEGT, REDD+, Forest Certification, Participatory Forest Management). Special focus is on performance of these initiatives. Results are however quite mixed, which may lead to more optimist or more pessimist interpretations of the situation in which the world’s forests and forest-dependent people might find themselves today (Chloris versus Hydra worldviews). The panel is asked to critically reflect upon this analysis and relate it to the work of the wider environmental governance research community.
Due to COVID-related restrictions, this event will be online. The location and the online link to join will be shared closer to date.