Research need from Focus Group: Participatory research on climate change effects and measures that can be taken at farm/plot level
Climate and climate change
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This need for research has been identified in FG 24 on "forest practices and climate change", If you want to know more about it, check the final report of the Focus Group.
The challenges posed by climate change, although global, show strong regional differences. Considering the diversity of forest types and different management traditions across Europe, climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies must fit the region-specific climate change effects expected and local circumstances.
On of the suggestions from this focus group, to ensure the future of our forests is to improve forest management at stand level with special attention to small scale forests. Climate smart silviculture, genetic resources and decision support systems (DSS) and tools can highly contribute to this
There's a need of participatory research on climate change effects and measures that can be taken at local farm and forest-owner level (as for example quick surveys and reports).