Albeit their good intentions, REDD+ project have been facing criticism in the past years. One of the most important concern is that indigenous peoples are…Leave a Comment
Month: September 2021
Empowering wellbeing and health through nature: inspiring good practices and initiatives across Europe
The 19th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities, which will be held virtually from 11-14 October and will focus on issues such as…
Co-Design Workshop II im Rahmen des CLEARINGHOUSE-Projekts im Grünlabor in Gelsenkirchen Welche Bedeutung haben urbane Wälder für unsere Gesundheit, für die Artenvielfalt in unseren Städten…Leave a Comment
Exploring the importance of cultural forest ecosystem services (FES) in an international perspective: European ‒Japanese Online Sophia Symposium
On the 15th of November 2021, 16 scientists and practitioners from Europe and Japan will virtually provide insights and exchange views on their latest research…
A new publication identified end-user needs and opportunities for the use of climate data in the forestry sector.
The changing climate and increasing disturbance risks due to extreme weather events present major challenges to the forestry sector in Europe. Besides affecting forest productivity, observed effects of climate change include changes in tree growth patterns, drought induced mortality and species distribution shifts. Despite being dramatically impacted by climate change, forests also play a major role in mitigating its effects.
Using climate information in forestry decision-making processes is key to increase the ability to adapt to climate change. Climate data can serve forestry stakeholders in assessing the habitat suitability of different tree species and support management against droughts and pests. Also, the provision of climate change projections to the forestry sector is valuable for long-term decisions on planting strategies and exploitation plans. At the same time, medium-term decisions, such as harvest operations, postponed/anticipated planting, soil treatment methods, timber transportation etc., can be informed by seasonal forecasts. Interestingly, the recent policy ambitions put in motion by the European Commission, through its European Green Deal objectives, highlight the importance of using climate change data.Leave a Comment