Landscape fires, drought and heat waves in 2018 and 2019, highlight exacerbating consequences of climate change’ impacts negatively affecting Central Europe. In Germany, landscape fires are a relatively new phenomenon.
New Ways for Forest Governance (NEWGO!) is a start-up project of EFI’s newly established Governance Programme, coordinated by EFI Bonn.
The project aims to provide scientific knowledge with a specific focus on:
FoReSite - Managing Forests for Resilience and Biodiversity – Bridging Policy, Practice, Science and Education
Rising demands for a multitude of forest products and ecosystem services worldwide, ask for new forest management concepts. One approach is integrated forest management. It aims at incorporating multiple societal demands within managed forests. Such approaches however may lead to conflicts of interest and ask for trade-offs. Good practices already being applied need to be identified, communicated and if suitable adapted to local conditions.
CLEARINGHOUSE - Collaborative learning in research, information-sharing and governance on how urban forests as nature-based solutions support Sino-European urban futures
Trees and forests are a proven nature-based solution that contribute to sustainable urban development.
GenRes Bridge aims to strengthen conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources (GenRes).
Genetic resources refer to genetic material of plant, animal or microbial origin of actual or potential value, such as a medicinal plant, agricultural crop, tree variety or animal breed.
Integrated nature conservation in forests: an international comparison of policy-making at the sub-national level - INCFoP-sub
Biodiversity conservation in European forests requires implementing nature conservation in the productive forest. To a certain degree, the effectivity of such measures is often decided in the the policy-making phase already.
Global student networking and green jobs in the forest sector
A global study on employment in the forest sector and relating to forestry will provide insight to the future labour market for forestry students. It will utilize the strong networks of all three partners to gather and systematize global knowledge from complementary perspectives.
Since 20 years, the European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) is a unique meeting place for practitioners, managers, planners, architects, researchers, professionals, public authorities and policy makers to share interdisciplinary experience and good practices within the field of urban greening, urban forests and urban forestry.