Andersson & Westholm, 2018: How the research program Future Forests was controlled by the Swedish forest industry.

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by admin

Andersson and Westholm are social scientists who have investigated the research program Future Forests 2009-2012. They find that the forest industry has had a large influence over the research program, from the initial application which was first rejected by an international panel of scientists but was later accepted, to which interests were included in the program and how the research was communicated. The risk is that the research program hides existing conflicts and avoids seeing future risks. Read more in Science, Technology and Human Values.