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Resilient forest value chains – enhancing resilience through natural and socio-economic responses (RESONATE)


Climate change poses a major challenge for European forests, demonstrated by recent extreme events and forest disturbances of unprecedented intensity. As climate change continues, adverse impacts on the stability and production capacity of European forests could undermine the role of forests and the forest-based sector as a central pillar of the European Green Deal. Forest owners require greater guidance in adapting forest management to mitigate climate-induced changes. The EU-funded RESONATE project will help direct decision-making towards enhancing the resilience of forests and forest value chains in response to four resilience challenges: (i) the changing suitability of tree species due to climate change, (ii) increased risks of forest disturbances, (iii) changing societal demand on forest products and ecosystem services, and (iv) a decline in biodiversity. With an integrated resilience and vulnerability assessment, RESONATE investigates how past and current site factors and management affect forest system resilience in different forest types and management systems across Europe. Based on scenario analysis, foresight studies with active stakeholder engagement, and policy analysis, future-oriented response strategies to enhance forest and forest value chain resilience will be elaborated. RESONATE further highlights and balances trade-offs in decision making and delivers user-oriented recommendations and decision support with tools including, e.g. a Resilience Dashboard.

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European Forest Institute-Finland


Universitaet Graz-Austria; Helsingin Yliopisto-Finland; Bournemouth University-Uk; Kobenhavns Universitet-Denmark; Centro de Investigacion Ecologica y Aplicaciones Forestales-Spain; Stichting Wageningen Research-Netherlands; Technische Universitaet Muenchen-Germany; Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg-Germany; Ceska Zemedelska Univerzita v Praze-Czechia; Universitaet Fuer Bodenkultur Wien-Austria; Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique-France; Hrvatski Sumarski Institut-Croatia; Prospex Institute-Belgium; Teagasc - Agriculture and Food Development Authority-Ireland; Universidad de Vigo-Spain; Luonnonvarakeskus-Finland; Innovawood Asbl-Belgium; Papierholz Austria Gmbh-Austria; Axencia Galega da Industria Forestal-Spain

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Feb 28 2023   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Feb 28 2023

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