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Coupling water, fire and climate resilience with biomass production in Forestry to adapt watersheds to climate change (LIFE RESILIENT FORESTS)

Description:

LIFE Resilient Forest will develop a system to introduce climate change adaptation strategies in forest management across Europe. This tool will be based on a successful approach already adopted by the municipality of Serra (Valencia, Spain). The first objective of the LIFE RESILIENT FORESTS is to develop a Decision Support System (DSS) for forest managers, which introduces them to the climate change adaptation processes. This system will comprise updated management practices on the watershed scale and climate change-related issues. The support system will be then demonstrated on two levels, sub-catchment and catchment, in Germany, Portugal and Spain. At each location the DSS will be modified by involving the relevant stakeholders. The project also plans to develop a complete monitoring system, including a Life Cycle Assessment of the forest management approach (following ISO 14040/44), that will demonstrate the positive environmental impact of the project, as well as its socioeconomic impact. A further objective is to develop a strategy for transferring management approaches around Europe and to organise networking activities to facilitate the transfer of information on forest management and climate change initiatives.

Project information

Lead

Universitat Politcnica de Valencia

Partners

Ayuntamiento de Serra, Spain; Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany; European Biomass Industry Association, Belgium; Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial, Portugal

Source of funding

LIFE17 CCA/ES/000063: Total budget/expenditure: EUR 2,013,973.00; European Union funding: EUR 1,192,420.00

Published in Climate-ADAPT May 11 2020   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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