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Forest Management and Climate Change: a literature review. (2012)


The document summarizes knowledge and experiences in forest management as a response to climate change, based on a literature review and a survey of forest managers. This is part of the publications series produced by the Forest and Climate Change Programme of FAO. The programme seeks to provide timely information and tools to a wide range of stakeholders, with the ultimate objective of assisting countries’ efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change through actions consistent with sustainable forest management, with the aim to determine if and how forest management is changing or could change in order to respond effectively to climate change challenges and mitigation opportunities. It examines climate change impacts on forests and forest managers throughout the world and identifies what is needed to create an enabling policy, legal and institutional environment that would support forest managers’ efforts in mitigation and adaptation.

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Forest and Climate Change Programme of FAO


Forest vulnerability and management, adaptation and mitigation options.

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Ice and Snow, Sea Level Rise, Storms, Water Scarcity


Adaptation Measures and Actions, Vulnerability Assessment


Biodiversity, Forestry

Geographic characterisation


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