The ‘development’ rationale of our programme pivots around a number of key issues and challenges...
...and our programme has also been conceived against a backdrop of some 21 years of Just Forests activities, including 20 years of the ‘Wood of Life’ exhibition and programme and the demonstrated interest and engagement of schools, teachers, students, the general public, and in more recent times, professional bodies and politicians in the issues and the exhibition.
The programme also ensures that our development education initiatives raise public awareness and understanding amongst our target groups of the underlying causes of global poverty and inequality and Ireland’s role in tackling these issues. Everyone in the world depends on nature and ecosystem services to provide the conditions for a decent, healthy, and secure life. Just Forests use the state of the world’s forests as a tool to establish links between 'development' and poverty.
* wood and poverty, wood and energy, wood and livelihoods/construction, wood and health, wood and education, wood and biodiversity, wood and sustainability, wood and climate-change, wood and conflict/war, wood and waste and wood and economic development.
* The programme seeks to specifically address and explore these issues in the context of both education and industry in Ireland.
The Just Forests programme is designed to engage with the expressed needs of the ‘target groups’ involved, the expressed objectives of development organisations such as Irish Aid, Concern, Trocaire and other international NGOs (such as the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005 – 2014) and the ongoing needs of both industry and education on the links between timber usage and sustainable development within the broader framework of 'development' itself.
T4 represents one of our main target groups. They consist of construction studies teachers and...
Just Forests were nominates by the Irish Environmental Network (IEN) as one of the three...