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European Commission consults on new EU framework for forest monitoring and strategic plans
On 25 August 2022, the EC launched an online public consultation on the upcoming legislative proposal for a new EU framework for forest monitoring and strategic plans. The aim is to develop an EU-wide forest observation framework to provide open access to detailed and accurate information on the condition and management of the European forests, including the support of adaptation of forests to climate change. All stakeholders are invited to share their views on this initiative via an online consultation that runs until 17 November 2022.
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European Commission proposes new strategy to protect and restore EU forests
With the adoption of the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030, a flagship initiative of the European Green Deal that builds on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, the EU is proposing a new strategy that contributes to the ‘Fitfor55’ package of measures proposed to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions. Forests are a natural ally in adapting to and fighting against climate change and biodiversity loss, and will play a vital role in making Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050.
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New EU afforestation and tree-planting guidelines promote adaptation
The European Commission has recently published the new 'Guidelines on Biodiversity-Friendly Afforestation, Reforestation and Tree Planting' with practical recommendations on how to take climate change into account when creating new forests, restoring existing forests or planting trees in in urban and rural environments. These guidelines support authorities, forest and landowners, managers and civil society to better implement biodiversity-friendly afforestation, reforestation and tree-planting projects at a local level.
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Scientists alarmed by bark beetle boom
Bark beetles are currently responsible for killing an unprecedented number of trees in forests across Europe and North America. Researchers are therefore urging to step up research into bark beetles; also in view of climate change.
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