Monitoring the implementation of FAO Voluntary Guidelines οn the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Forests in Greece
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to monitor the implementation of Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Voluntary Guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of forests in Greece.Responsible governance of tenure of land has always been an important issue for States and International Organizations. FAO and its partners published some Voluntary Guidelines to enhance and influence the responsible governance of land, fisheries and forests. After mentioning the basic points of these Guidelines, some useful information are stated about Greek forests, to help the reader understand the administration and legal framework. The next chapter connects Greek forests with the Voluntary Guidelines and after that the methodology used to illuminate the positive and negative aspects of governance of tenure of forests in Greece is presented. The methodology consists of two e-learnings and the study of a tool for assessing governance of tenure at country level which is called Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF). Afterwards, there is an LGAF case study in Georgia to end up examining how the LGAF can be implemented in the Greek forests, addressing problems and recommendations and assessing some key-parts of the forest sector. Finally, the main conclusions-recommendations about a new approach to forest administration are elaborated.