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.

International Conference: Air Pollution Threats to Plant Ecosystems

Pollution and climate change hazards will be the central theme of the international event "Air Pollution Threats to Plant Ecosystems" co-organized by...

Spotting bugs from the sky: Can remote sensing warn us of forest pests?

Remote sensing technology allows us to obtain information from any spot on Earth without having to be physically there. Thanks...

Science Meets Stakeholders Dialogue at IUFRO XXV World Congress

Not going to IUFRO XXV World Congress? You can still make your voice heard! Participate in this brief survey to set the...

Land Life Company boosts reforestation in the Mediterranean

Land Life Company, founded in 2013, operates at a global scale across more than 20 countries. However, in recent years, Spain and...

Upscaling forest and landscape restoration to meet the Paris goals

The FAO Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism is implementing the project “The Paris Agreement in action: Upscaling forest and landscape restoration to...

Adapting Forest to Climate Change symposium in Toulouse

On 19-20 November 2019 the French city of Toulouse will host the symposium "Adapting forests to climatge change" where a programme of...

New technologies to fight climate change in marginal lands

A new Horizon 2020 project will identify marginal lands in Europe and strengthen their potential to contribute to a CO2 sequestration strategy....

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...

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...

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...

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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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