World Series

2015-12-01

World Series Vol. 34 - Forest Landscape Restoration as a Key Component of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

This publication was officially presented on 6 December 2015 at the Thematic Pavilion on Nature and Climate Change of the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris, France.


Forest Landscape Restoration as a Key Component of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

By John A. Stanturf, Promode Kant, Jens-Peter Barnekow Lillesø, Stephanie Mansourian, Michael Kleine, Lars Graudal, Palle Madsen

IUFRO World Series Volume 34. Vienna 72 p.
ISBN 978-3-902762-50-4
ISSN 1016-3263

Published by:
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), 2015

Funding support for this publication was provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety through the World Resources Institute.

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Drawing on state-of-the art scientific knowledge through analysis of restoration case studies and review of scientific literature, IUFRO scientists developed a framework to demonstrate how forest landscape restoration (FLR) can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation. One of the major results of this study was the identification and detailed description of the many different ways in which FLR contributes to both mitigating climate effects and helping ecosystems and society to adapt to adverse effects of a changing climate. In addition, this work contributed a stoplight tool aimed at better presenting complex restoration initiatives, and how they may contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation and vice-versa, in a specific local context.   

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