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There is now a broad consensus within the scientific community that global warming is linked to greenhouse gas emissions and that without major action to mitigate its affects, climate change it could alter or destroy many important ecosystems. But prior to this project, how these agreed “facts” should influence forest policy and management was far less clear. As part of ECHOES, Forest Research worked with partners from 27 countries to explore the vulnerability of European forests and their potential role in mitigation strategies.
The project used regional analyses, case studies and desktop comparative research to produce reports on 24 European countries covering:
This project received funding from the EU COST programme (COST Action FP0703).
Forest Research worked with partners from 27 European countries.
Regarding climate change adaptation:
Regarding climate change impacts:
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