Forest Governance


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About the Lecturer

Professor Peter Kanowski BScForHons(ANU), DPhil(Oxon)

Peter Kanowski is Professor of Forestry in the Fenner School of Environment & Society. He is also Master of University House and Deputy Dean (HDR Supervision).

Peter’s academic roles comprise academic and professional leadership; research and teaching focused on forest and environmental policy, and on sustainability; and policy learning and development, and community engagement, associated with forest-related issues. Peter works extensively in each of these arenas with colleagues and partners, representing a diversity of forest- and environment- sector interests, internationally, nationally, and locally. Much of his current research is in conjunction with ACIAR projects. In addition to graduate and undergraduate teaching at ANU, Peter also co-convenes a graduate course in International Forest Governance at the University of Freiburg.

Peter received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Community Outreach 2011 and was co-recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Supervision 2016. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Freiburg in 2019.

5.1 Forest policy/framework & governance

In this video:

  • What is ‘forest governance’?
  • Forest governance in Australia-evolution and status
  • Contemporary forest governance issues-some ideas for the future