FUTURE BRIEF: European Forests for biodiversity, climate change mitigation and adaptation – Issue 25
This report from the European Commission deals with the problem of forests that are under pressure by inadequate management practices and climate changes. This research is based on the latest scientific evidence to show how biodiversity, the bioeconomy and climate change mitigation are underpinned by Europe’s forests.
The publication, “European Forests for biodiversity, climate change mitigation and adaptation“, deals with the importance of forest biodiversity and the bio-economy in combating climate change.
Like many ecosystems today, forests are under threat from disturbances, economic factors and competing pressures. In recent years, the pressing need to address the inter-related crises of biodiversity loss and climate change has resulted in greater emphasis on protecting, restoring and creating forests, and there is an increased public and policy awareness of the challenges forests are facing. Europe has been taking action regarding third countries’ forests and timber supply chains (e.g. via the Timber Regulation, and the EU’s FLEGT Action Plan), and the pressure of public opinion, and the need for integrity in domestic and external affairs means that the actions to preserve and restore forests within the European Union must be effective and credible.
This Future Brief brings together the latest evidence on the ability of Europe’s forests to support biodiversity while removing and storing carbon from the atmosphere, while also providing ecosystem services necessary for climate adaptation and our well-being, and contributing to the bioeconomy and reduction in use of fossil fuels.
Click here to read the publication on the Publications Office of the European Union.
EGU 2024: The role of forest management and soils in meeting climate change mitigation goals
The session “The role of forest management and soils in meeting climate change mitigation goals”, initiated by a group of HoliSoils researchers, invites global contributions, both experimental and modeling, to explore the effects of forest management on soil carbon sequestration and related processes.
FORWARDS project launches two new calls for grants to advance forest monitoring and disturbance characterization
Call for grants
The FORWARDS project, funded under Horizon Europe, announces the launch of two new calls for grants aimed at advancing forest monitoring and disturbance characterization after the first one was launched in July.