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Resilience refers to the ability of a system to bounce back from a disturbance or adapt to change. Relating to forests, it is how forest-related socio-ecological systems can respond to change in a manner that maintains critical interrelations (ecosystem functions/services/goods) within the systems.1 For Mediterranean forests, resilience is a term with many applications, particularly for climate, community and ecology.

Forestry Speed Dating: Unlocking forest carbon markets – Event 6

How do governments tackle environmental challenges like carbon emissions? The Forestry Speed Dating: Unlocking forest carbon markets – Event 6 aims to provide insights...

Nature is staging a comeback: UN recognizes seven World Restoration Flagships

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have named seven initiatives across Africa, Latin America, the...

Open call for IEFC network fund

The future management of planted forests has to meet a number of challenges. The first challenge is certainly the need to adapt the design...

50 innovative wildfire solutions enter the next phase of the FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge 

FIRE-RES consortium recently announced its Open Innovation Challenge (OIC) list of selected innovations. These innovations will receive tailored in-kind acceleration support and mentorship to...

Including the forestry sector in national recovery and resilience plans

In recent years, the European Union has intensified efforts to address environmental and social changes through various policies and regulations. All framed under the...

Wildfire science enters the Spanish Congress

In 2019, the church of Notre Dame burnt down. Citizens of Hong Kong took the streets to protest for a better democracy. Students protested...
Participants at the Composting Workshop.

Unveiling the transformative power of composting in Lebanon

As concern for the environment grows, composting has become a popular way to reduce waste and create nutrient-rich soil for gardens. Yet citizens in...
View of Zagreb, Croatia.

European Forum on Urban Forestry: Urban Forests for All

The 26th European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) invites researchers and professionals dealing with urban forests and green spaces to submit abstracts for a...
Treetops seen from the ground.

PEFC forestry certification in 2023: a leader in forestry management and sustainability

As 2023 drew to a close, the certified forest surface area under the PEFC system totalled 2,769,490 hectares, managed by 66,345 foresters and managers...
Students learning about pine essential oils in Lebanon.

When heritage enters schools: empowering young generations with traditional knowledge

What is the future of traditional knowledge if it is not transmitted to younger generations? Recognising the importance of preserving local wisdom on natural...

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Wildfire risk planning and prevention: innovations in the Mediterranean and beyond

Wildfires, a natural part of ecosystems, pose significant environmental and socio-economic risks due to climate change and their destructive impact on local populations. Traditionally,...

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