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Most forests are less able to cope with hazards under climate change

Climate change is weakening forests around the world. Increased climate variability and water shortages have made forests in warmer regions less able to recover from natural and anthropogenic disruptions. The study, led by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, provides new evidence of climate change’s effects on forests in Europe and around the world. It stresses the need to adopt ‘resilience thinking’ – managing the environment for resilience – if we are to solve forest management challenges in times of rapid climatic change.

Read more on the European Commission website

Date: 21 Sep 2023