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Mediterranean forests confront certain vulnerabilities in the face of climate change, including threats from drought and wildfire. However, forests are also an important tool in global climate mitigation strategies: they play a key role in maintaining a humid mesoclimate and rainfall recycling, as well as in carbon storage, and forest resources that could be essential in providing renewable solutions to shift our reliance away from fossil-based resources.

GLF Bonn Digital Conference 2020: Food in the time of crises

Rethinking food: Could the pandemic change the way we eat, live and restore the Earth? Human health and livelihoods...

New observation site in Tunisia to study climate change and forests

The future of the forests in the southern Mediterranean faces a real threat due to the impact of climate change. Climate change...

Planting a tree for every post: join the #ForestChallenge!

Reconnect with nature and post images with friends, family and colleagues around trees and forests. Cities4Forests commits to planting 1 tree for...
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Have your say on the new LIFE Programme

The European Commission has launched an online consultation to seek input on the future content and implementation of the Programme for the...
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EU proposes ambitious 2030 emission reduction target

The Paris Agreement aims to strengthen global response to the urgent threat of climate change by keeping global average temperatures well below...

Training Tunisia’s young minds on the climate change effects

As part of World Water Day, the H2020 FASTER project team, in collaboration with the social welfare entity Lions club Ennasr, organised...

Globalisation also endangers the health of forests

The introduction of exotic pests and diseases is one of the greatest environmental challenges in the world, according to the Forest Pathology...

Transforming forest landscapes to meet current and future needs

"Forest landscapes are often the basis of local economies and social identity," said Professor Andreas Bolte, Head of Institute at the Thünen...

Webinar: Can Planting Trees Fix the Climate?

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment organises a webinar panel discussion next 25 March (from 12:30pm to 2:00pm EST) entitled on...

LIFE MycoRestore: using mycological resources for forest resilience

Mediterranean forests are currently facing serious abiotic and biotic tensions. The most frequent stress is drought due to climate change, which can...

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How do dryland species adapt to climate challenges?

Trees are crucial organisms in many terrestrial ecosystems. Tree responses to climate variations could influence the global carbon and water cycles considerably...

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