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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Local policies, climate change and forest management in peri-urban forests: a necessary integration

A new guide seeks to build bridges between three essential aspects for our society: local policies, the management and conservation of forest...
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Young leaders for sustainable forest futures: YLPMED 2020

The European Forest Institute (EFI) Young Leadership Programme (YLP) connects young professionals with global and regional leaders to develop strategic thinking on...

Open research position at RWTH Aachen on simulation of forest operations

The RWTH Aachen University in Germany is initiating the European "innovative training network" Skill-For.Action, in which the university offers a full-time, fully...
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New project focuses on management, modelling and monitoring for European forest soils

Soils are increasingly recognised to have an important role, both for human wellbeing and for the global climate. There are clear benefits...
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Job opening: Land Life Company seeks a Forest Data Analyst

Land Life Company is seeking a Forest Data Analyst. The role will be based in Amsterdam with regular travel.
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Energy and material substitution of wood products for climate change mitigation

The article "Climate mitigation by energy and material substitution of wood products has an expiry date" was recently published in the Journal...
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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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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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