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Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018

Section 2 - Sustainable forest management

5.Section 2 confers a duty on the Scottish Ministers to promote sustainable forest management (SFM). SFM is a concept recognised internationally as the management of forests according to the principles of sustainable development and achieving a balance between the three main pillars of economic, environmental and socio-cultural objectives.

6.Subsection (2) places a duty on Scottish public authorities to promote SFM in exercising any of their functions, so far as is consistent with the proper exercise of those functions.

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