Forest-related employment in the European North: current trends and future development
2005 (English)In: Fennia, ISSN 0015-0010, Vol. 183, no 2, 81-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Knowledge about the impact of climate change on the forest-related employment is important for making relevant policy decisions in areas where forestry is economically important. This paper contrasts two different areas in Sweden and Finland in terms of population structure, employment structure and forest-based economy. The paper discusses the future possible outcomes of climate change in terms of forest-related employment. The geographical level of analysis is the county of Norrbotten in Sweden, and the county of Lappi in Finland. These are sparsely populated peripheral areas with ageing populations. There has been a decline or stagnation in the economic and social conditions and the survival of many rural communities, in particular those inland, is seriously threatened. In the context of climate change the issue of how the forest growth will change and how well the different areas will adapt to these changes are addressed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsinki: Geographical Society of Finland , 2005. Vol. 183, no 2, 81-96 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-5154OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-5154DiVA: diva2:144556