Current challenges for sustainable forestry management in Ukraine: production, taxation and investments issues

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Orest Furdychko
Oksana Drebot
Oleg Yaremko
Volodymyr Bondar
Mariya Vysochanska
Liudmyla Sakharnatska

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Ukraine's forestry has been experiencing systemic political, economic, social, and environmental problems for many years. This article aims to find new ways to balance production, taxation, and forestry investment to ensure sustainable development. We sought answers to three main questions: Does the modern mechanism of state regulation and forestry financing in Ukraine meet sustainability requirements? What changes will the critical problems of forest ecosystems arise in Ukraine in the long run? What are the prospects for the development of investment in forestry in Ukraine? To answer these questions, we conducted exploratory analyses of taxation and investment in forestry management. Then, we developed a multifactorial forecasting model to predict forest ecosystems' restoration state by 2035. Using the model, we characterized the relationship between ecological and economic factors for reforestation in the border regions of Ukraine. Finally, we analyzed the coefficients of forest capacity, yield and dynamics of afforestation. According to the results, we proposed: 1) to separate the functions of standard-setting and forest inventory from the function of forest land management; 2) to separate the function of economic activity and control over the implementation of forestry development plans; 3) to stimulate public control and increase effective monitoring of anthropogenic load, forest use and rehabilitation; 4) to improve the organizational and institutional management mechanism as a component of forest production which is the key to improving the forestry sustainability.

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Furdychko, O. ., Drebot, O. ., Yaremko, O. ., Bondar, V. ., Vysochanska, M. ., & Sakharnatska, L. . (2021). Current challenges for sustainable forestry management in Ukraine: production, taxation and investments issues. Law, Business and Sustainability Herald, 1(2), 58–75. https://doi.org/10.46489/lbsh.2021-1-2-5
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Orest Furdychko, Institute of Agroecology and Environment management of NAAS

Orest Furdychko, Doctor of Economics, Doctor of Agrarian Sciences, Professor, Academician of NAAS of Ukraine, chief researcher, department of landscape protection, biodiversity conservation and nature protection, Institute of Agroecology and Environment management of NAAS, 12 Metrological Str., 03143 Kyiv, Ukraine, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1108-7733

Oksana Drebot, Institute of Agroecology and Environment management of NAAS

Oksana Drebot, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Academician of NAAS of Ukraine, Director of Institute of Agroecology and Environment management of NAAS, 12 Metrological Str., 03143 Kyiv, Ukraine, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2681-1074

Oleg Yaremko, Ternopil Oblast Department of Forestry and Hunting

Oleg Yaremko, PhD in Economics, Ternopil Oblast Department of Forestry and Hunting, 5a Bagataya Str., 46008 Ternopil, Ukraine, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4619-0527

Volodymyr Bondar, Institute of Agroecology and Environment management of NAAS

Volodymyr Bondar, PhD in Economics, Institute of Agroecology and Environment management of NAAS, 12 Metrological Str., 03143 Kyiv, Ukraine, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1531-3208

Mariya Vysochanska, Institute of Agroecology and Environment management of NAAS

Mariya Vysochanska, PhD in Economics, Deputy Director for Research and Innovation, Institute of Agroecology and Environment management of NAAS, 12 Metrological Str., 03143 Kyiv, Ukraine, e-mail: mariya_vysochanska@ukr.net (corresponding author), ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2116-9991

Liudmyla Sakharnatska, Uzhgorod National University

Liudmyla Sakharnatska, PhD in Economics, Deputy Dean for Educational Work of the Faculty of Economics, Uzhgorod National University, Universytets'ka St, 14, 88000 Uzhhorod, Ukraine, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5863-4917

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