The Context of Sustainable Development : Funding Society's Nature and Forest Education through Promotional Forest Complexes in Poland in 2012-2016

Agnieszka Wartecka-Ważyńska , Anna Jęczmyk , Mikołaj Jalinik , Jan Sikora , Stanisław Łuniewski , Jarosław Uglis


The aim of this article is to present the funding sources and scale of the expenditure for the educational activity provided by Promotional Forest Complexes (PFCs) in the context of sustainable development. Apart from a number of significant economic functions, the State Forests in Poland perform important social functions, including the function of nature and forest education. Economic functions bring profit, while social functions are not subject to such commercialization. The execution of the social functions of Poland’s forests is dealt with by special organizational units, called Promotional Forest Complexes (PFCs). PFCs have suitable educational facilities at their disposal, enabling them to perform their tasks (e.g., education sites, nature exhibition rooms, forest teaching shelters, educational trails). Running these facilities involves certain transaction costs, which are covered from the PFCs’ own resources. The educational activity is partly financed from external sources. This analysis indicates that we could observe a decrease in internal and external resources dedicated to the nature and forest education of the society. The authors carried out the secondary materials analysis concerning the object of study, as well as the analysis of scientific literature and statistical analysis.
Author Agnieszka Wartecka-Ważyńska
Agnieszka Wartecka-Ważyńska,,
, Anna Jęczmyk
Anna Jęczmyk,,
, Mikołaj Jalinik (FF)
Mikołaj Jalinik,,
- Bialystok University of Technology Faculty of Forestry, Hajnówka Campus
, Jan Sikora
Jan Sikora,,
, Stanisław Łuniewski
Stanisław Łuniewski,,
, Jarosław Uglis
Jarosław Uglis,,
Journal seriesSustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.6
Keywords in EnglishPromotional Forest Complexes; nature and forest education; funding sources; expenditure; sustainable development; Poland
ASJC Classification2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law; 2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; 3305 Geography, Planning and Development
Internal identifierROC 19-20
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 12-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.911; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.592 (2) - 2018=2.801 (5)
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