OptFor-EU joins EGU2024 and sheds light on the forests’ capacities to mitigate climate change

Our project partners hosted a session at the General Assembly 2024 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria and online, on April 15, 2024.  In recent periods, carbon sequestration by forests has attracted much interest as a mitigation approach and as a valuable nature-based option to address climate change mitigation challenges, […]

Deadline extended! There is still time to fill the OptFor-EU survey on institutional and governance factors for the uptake of climate policy measures

The survey launched by the OptFor-EU project aims to gives a comprehensive map of the institutional and governance factors that impact the uptake of climate mitigation strategies. The survey enquires the opinion of different experts on contemporary potential policy barriers and possible solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation at different governance levels in forestry […]

New scientific article from OptFor-EU opens the possibility to investigate forests’ behaviour under climate and environmental variability over large areas

We are glad to announce the publication of a new scientific article, mainly authored by the OptFor-EU partner CNR on the European Journal of Remote Sensing. The paper presents the development of a methodology to investigate the forests’ behaviour under climate and environmental variability over large areas across highly variable ecological and bio-geographical heterogeneity of […]

OptFor-EU unveils insights into Forest Management Practices and Climate Resilience Strategies

In a new research, OptFor-EU investigates forest management techniques in eight case study areas (Norway, Lithuania, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Romania, Spain, Italy). The publication investigates the significance of these approaches, providing a detailed modelling methodology as well as a literature evaluation. In addition, it provides detailed explanations of current management strategies, as well as […]

Help us tackle climate change by filling the new OptFor-EU survey on institutional and governance factors for the uptake of policy measures

The new survey launched by the OptFor-EU project aims to gives a comprehensive map of the institutional and governance factors that impact the uptake of climate mitigation strategies. The aim is to enquire the opinion of different experts on contemporary potential policy barriers and possible solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation at different governance […]

New law proposed by the EU Commission to improve resilience of European forests

The Commission has proposed a new forest monitoring law that aims to create a comprehensive forest knowledge base, address information gaps, and enable better response to growing pressures on forests. Natural hazards and unsustainable human activity have severely impacted the European forests which are crucial for fighting climate change, protecting biodiversity, and supporting rural areas and the economy. The […]