Enhance knowledge on best policy practices within the forest, energy and land use sectors. In particular, increase understanding of how policies affect landowners’ behaviour from climate policy point of view.
The research work to be done in this project will strengthen the theoretical knowledge on the economic premises of landowner behaviour and of the impact analysis of policy instruments. We add to the understanding of the role of forest sector in climate change mitigation and, therefore, in climate policy. We clarify the mechanisms that determine how the forest sector contributes to climate change mitigation through the substitution effect and through creation of carbon sinks.