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.

Local initiatives to mitigate wildfire risk in Spain

Spain, like many other countries in Europe, has been burning for the last few weeks. The wildfire in Sierra de la Culebra,...

15th International Scientific Conference on Energy and Climate Change

The Energy Policy and Development Centre (KEPA) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, organises its 15th Annual International Scientific Conference...

The 7th Mediterranean Forest Week is just around the corner!

In March, we celebrate the International Day of Forests and, as could not be otherwise, the month is full of interesting events...

EFI Bioregions event: Digital solutions for soil monitoring

EFI Bioregions Facility will organise a new virtual Forestry Speed Dating session dedicated to "Digital solutions for soil monitoring". Participants in this...

Making change in wildfire management: Science-policy interaction

The training course "Making Change - Science Policy Interaction", organised by the European University of Cyprus in collaboration with the European Forest...
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Climate change mitigation meets biodiversity conservation in Europe – two sides of the same...

The fourth webinar in the SINCERE Talks series focuses on trade offs and synergies between climate change adaptation & mitigation and forest...

HoliSoils website shines spotlight on forest soils

A new website for the Horizon 2020 project, HoliSoils (Holistic management practices, modelling and monitoring for European forest soils), is now online.

Webinar: From National Forest Inventories to European Level Forest Monitoring

The New EU Forest Strategy 2030 recognises the need to develop a European forest monitoring system in all the Member States for...

Call for abstracts: 24th European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF)

The organisers of the 24th European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) invite urban forest practitioners, policy makers, researchers and managers to submit...
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Europe’s eyes on Earth to combat climate change effects in forests

The changing climate and increasing disturbance risks due to extreme weather events present major challenges to the forestry sector in Europe. Besides...

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The environmental impacts of a large-scale transition to timber cities

Researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) carried out a study on the building sector's transition towards bioeconomy in...

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