New forest practices and tools for adaptation and mitigation of climate change

Which new practices and tools can improve the climate mitigation and adaptation potential of EU forests?


This Focus Group is ongoing.


Tasks:

  • Identify the main challenges and opportunities posed by changing climate patterns for sustainable forest management in the EU.
  • Identify new practices and tools that maintain or increase the carbon sequestration potential of EU forests in the long term while keeping  their multifunctional role.
  • Identify the needs of forest managers in relation with adaptation to changing climate patterns in the EU. This may involve identifying questions requiring research and innovation, as well as the most promising adaptation practices that may answer to these needs, while maintaining the multifunctional role of forests, e.g. by selecting tree species, provenances and varieties or specific sustainable forest management practices.
  • Identify new practices and tools (including the use of digital technologies) that contribute to improving resilience of forests ecosystems to extreme weather events such as droughts, forest fires, storms and heavy snowfall, considering all the actors involved in managing the risks resulting from more frequent extreme events.
  • Analyse possible synergies and trade-offs between mitigation and adaptation practices.
  • Provide examples of relevant practices and identify tools for sharing information about practices to improve mitigation and adaptation of forests, and synergies with other sectors such as agriculture.
  • Propose potential innovative actions to stimulate the knowledge and use of management practices and strategies for improving EU forest's mitigation and adaptation potential and providing inspiration and ideas for Operational Groups and other innovative projects.
  • Identify remaining research and innovation needs coming from practice associated to the potential of EU forests for mitigation and adaptation.

Results:


Other information:


Focus Group members:

Surname, first name

Profession

Country

Horst, Alexander

Forester

Austria

Ventura, Ana

Land owner; Forester; Researcher

Portugal

Pantera, Anastasia

Land owner; Forester; Researcher; Representative of an NGO; Other type of activity

Greece

Stover, Daniel

Farmer; Land owner; Forester

United Kingdom

Doblas Miranda, Enrique

Researcher; Representative of an NGO

Spain

Tsartsou, Evangelia

Forester

Greece

Atkinson, Gail

Researcher

United Kingdom

Schwichtenberg, Guido

Forester

Germany

Holmberg, Gunilla

Farmer; Land owner; Forester

Finland

Kašpar, Jan

Researcher

Czech Republic

Turok, Jozef

Advisor

Slovakia

Picos, Juan

Advisor; Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing; Researcher

Spain

Ecker, Jörg

Forester; Civil servant

Germany

Blennow, Kristina

Researcher

Sweden

Silva, Maria da Conceição

Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing

Portugal

Sarvaš, Milan

Advisor

Slovakia

Calado, Nuno

Forester

Portugal

Picard, Olivier

Forester

France

Valentar, Veronika

Land owner; Forester; Representative of an NGO

Slovenia

Blujdea, Viorel Nelu Bellmondo

Researcher

Romania

Facilitation team

Lindner, Marcus

Coordinating expert

Germany

Guimarey Fernández, Beatriz

Task manager

Spain

 


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