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Report "COST Connect – Climate Change and Forest Systems: New horizons for research and innovation"

Event Report Climate Change Forest Systems 05 06 2018

Climate changes and related extreme events, increasingly affect forests and their associated ecological, sociological and economic systems  requiring pro-active adaptation measures for maintaining their sustainability. In parallel, the mitigation potentials of forests and forestry wood chains are progressively included in the international climate regime following the Paris agreement. Increased knowledge and better understanding of interactions between climate and forest systems will be crucial in the future for supporting innovations and actions to combat climate change and to reach some of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets. In this global context, COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) and SCAR FOREST (Standing Committee on Agricultural Research - Strategic Working Group on Forests and Forestry Research and Innovation) jointly organised this event and explored new horizons for research and innovation in the forest-based sector.

The event was organised under the auspices of the Bulgarian EU-Council presidency, in cooperation with the Bulgarian Ministry for Education and Science, and co-organised with the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research which coordinates national research programmes and represents 37 countries.

 

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