Climate change

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.

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 Unit of...

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 Institute of...

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 the role...

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 sometimes lead...

Multifunctional forests: the key to achieving the EU’s green objectives

The EU forest stakeholders (European State Forest Association, Confederation of European Forest Owners, European Landowners' Organization and Copa-Cogeca) co-organised the event "Seeing the forest...

FASTER Living Lab preparatory meeting

The H2020 project Faster (Farmers’ Adaptation and Sustainability in Tunisia through Excellence in Research) has amongst its objectives to set up one Living lab...

State of Mediterranean Forests 2018 now available in French

The "State of the Mediterranean Forests 2018" is a report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that analyses the Mediterranean region,...

2020: A “Super Year” for forests

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has declared 2020 as a “super year” for nature. For many reasons, it needs to be. As the climate...

EFUF 2020: Urban Forestry for a Resilient Future

This year, the European Forum on Urban Forestry is being held in the dynamic city of Manchester in North West England. With strong roots...

Socio-ecological conflicts in forest management: risks of (not) adapting?

This international conference will focus on the potential conflicts arising from divergent expectations of the forest by various stakeholders. In particular, society's expectations can...

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

Prevention approaches are gaining prominence over fire suppression practices to ensure landscape resilience to these increasingly extreme events in fire-prone areas such as the...

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