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.

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New EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

The European Commission adopted a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable...

Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards

The French Agency for ecological transition (ADEME), in partnership with the Union for Mediterranean and Plan Bleu, are inviting all stakeholders in...
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Special Issue “Adaptive Forest Management to Climatic Change”

Current forest management schemes may be considered suitable for adapting some forests, but new approaches are required for situations where future ecological...

Preparing for forest-related disasters and extreme events

2021 marks the 16th anniversary of Gudrun, a powerful storm that passed over northern Europe causing severe wind damage, power outages, and...
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Kickstarter campaign to support sustainability stories for kids

The illustrated book “Once Upon The Future: Everyday Adventures Change the World” is written by six sustainability scientists, inspired by their own...
Cork oak seeds (Viterbo, Italy).

Variety: the spice of life, also for future forests

Forests in the Mediterranean and similar biodiversity hotspot regions are degrading rapidly due to the interaction of multiple stressors – both natural...

PhD fellowship on forest resilience at CREAF

The Centre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF) in Barcelona, Spain, has announced 10 open PhD positions within the framework of...

Managing forest genetic resources as a strategy to adapt forests to climate change

Managing genetic diversity is of key importance in fostering resilience of forest ecosystems to climate change. We carried out a survey reaching...

Task Force probes ‘whys’ behind increased tree mortality

Tree mortality appears to be increasing at unprecedented rates. One may be tempted to think: So what? Trees regenerate. They’ll grow back....

Hotspots of biodiversity: the role of sustainable forest management in Europe

How to prevent the loss of biodiversity remains one of the hot policy issues in the EU and globally. Healthy and green...

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Rural development funding and wildfire prevention

Rural landscapes in Southern Europe have been increasingly exposed to wildfires during the last decades due to climate and land use changes....

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