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New Indicators

New technologies and the capacity to assess the socio-economic consequences associated with the introduction of new technologies

"This indicator is a measure of the capacity to assess the effects of new technologies in a broadly defined forest sector on the socioeconomic structure in which the technologies are applied (e.g., employment in the forest sector or congestion caused by visitors). These effects may be important in the decisionmaking
process concerning ...

Development of methodologies to measure and integrate environmental and social costs and benefits into markets and public policy

"Timber and other commercial forest products are traded and so it is relatively easy to determine their market prices. As the prices can be determined, the impacts on supply of commercial forest products of alternative policy decisions can be compared readily in monetary terms. Similarly, national accounting systems can, theoretically, ...

Capacity to conduct and apply research and development including the scientific understanding of forest ecosystems...

"Sustainable forest management will continue to evolve as new information becomes available, and changes occur in community expectations...Ongoing research enables
Victoria to cooperate with and complement national and international forestry research programs, by sharing knowledge and expertise. This can be achieved by reporting the ...