ThinkForest Seminar: Climate Change in European Forests - How to Adapt

25.04.2013 - 25.04.2013

ThinkForest forum will organise together with the project MOTIVE (MOdels of adapTIVE forest management) the seminar 'Climate Change in European Forests: How to Adapt' on 25 April 2013 at 12.30-15.00 in the European Parliament in Brussels, meeting room A3H-1.

Climate change, how it is going to affect European forests, and how managers should respond remains one of the biggest resource management challenges. In the context of the revised Forestry Strategy it will be crucial to address the need to adapt forest management to the changing climate. Expected climate change impacts include enhanced productivity in parts of the boreal and high elevation mountain regions, but in other regions adverse effects prevail like drought induced mortality, unsuitable site conditions for the native tree species in their current locations, and more severe storm and fire disturbances, pest and disease outbreaks. How to adapt forest management to changes in climate and land use was the central topic of the FP7 funded research project MOTIVE ( as well as of the COST Action ECHOES.

The objectives of the event are to:

(i) present and discuss key findings on knowledge about impacts of climate change in European forests as well as options for adaption through forest management.

(ii) share insights and policy recommendations on this important topic in the context of the revision of the EU Forest Strategy

(iii) discuss needs, tools and approaches for improving the science-policy-practice dialogue to better respond to the climate change challenge in European forestry.

Registration to the event as been closed.

The final programme of the event is available here.The event will be organised in collaboration with the European Parliament Intergroup on "Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development".

More information:
Dr. Marcus Lindner, MOTIVE project,
Dr. Marc Palahí, ThinkForest Coordinator,

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