Preferences of private landowners for alternative climate change mitigation strategies in Finnish forests

Preferences of private landowners for alternative climate change mitigation strategies in Finnish forests

Understanding landowners’ willingness to act on climate change is important for effective climate policy. The study “Risk perception and political leaning explain the preferences of non-industrial private landowners for alternative climate change mitigation strategies in Finnish forests” published in the journal Environmental Science and Policy in the framework of the RESONATE project investigates the determinants of Finnish non-industrial private forest owners’ preferences for alternative climate change mitigation strategies related to forests and wood use. The study tests hypotheses concerning the role of risk perception and political leaning for the support of seven alternative strategies with varying degree of disruption to the current logic of commercial forestry in Finland, which further aligns with the temporal delay in the impact of climate change mitigation strategies that landowners are willing to accept. 

Vehola, A. et al., Risk perception and political leaning explain the preferences of non-industrial private landowners for alternative climate change mitigation strategies in Finnish forests, Environmental Science and Policy (2022) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2022.09.003

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