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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.

The threat to Italy’s iconic stone pines

Visitors returning to Rome or Naples after some time away may be shocked by the state of the cities' iconic stone pines (Pinus pinea)....

Drought emergency underlines need for coordinated action across the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Basin, the second largest biodiversity hotspot of the world, is under severe threats due to climate change. Water scarcity, a long-known and widespread...

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,...

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...

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...
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...
Forest in Lebanon.

Bridging the disconnection between people and nature: a success story from Lebanon

The Mediterranean region holds an immense richness in natural resources and associated traditional cultural practices. However, most people are not aware of the profound...

Save the date for the 8th Mediterranean Forest Week!

Please reserve your calendar for the next edition of the Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW), from 4 to 8 November 2024, focusing on the restoration...

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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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