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.

SUSTREE final project dissemination to policy makers in Brussels

On 13 June, the final session of the SUSTREE project will take place in Brussels to disseminate the results of this initiative among policy-makers...

Spain’s first voluntary carbon market: offsetting emissions with positive action in forests

The Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain, with the collaboration of the regional Chamber of Commerce and the Spanish Office of Climate Change, are...

EFI celebrates a special day for forests

On this International Day of Forests, staff at the European Forest Institute are celebrating. Here's a brief glimpse at the diversity of EFI activities,...

2019 AFORCE Symposium

2-3 April 2019, Montpellier, France. The AFORCE network (French Network Dedicated to the Adaptation of Forests to Climate Change) has spent the past ten...

Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards

Calling all stakeholders in Mediterranean countries to showcase your climate change adaptation action! The French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME), in...

Mediterranean Forest Week: #FacesOfTheForest Photo Contest

Take part in the second edition of the #FacesOfTheForest Contest and win a brand new digital photo camera! The contest is held as part...

The Three Little Pigs and Climate Change

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24), taking place in Katowice, Poland, from 2 to 14...

European Forum on Urban Forestry 2019

Deadline for abstract submission: 1 February 2019 The 2019 European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) will be held in Cologne, Germany from the 22 –...

Latest tree monitoring technologies support climate adaptation and mitigation

There is a strong connection between tree ecosystems and the climate system. However, the feedback between the two relies on a range of factors,...

A unique database providing information to quantify the adaptive capacity of beech to climate...

A group of researchers from all over Europe worked together to release a unique database to the scientific community. Assembling data collected under the...

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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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