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IUFRO Spotlight #35 - Cool it! Use Forest Landscape Restoration to Fight Climate Change

New IUFRO publication draws on examples of restoration activities from around the world to demonstrate the key role of FLR in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

FLR can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation by increasing the productivity of landscapes and by enhancing the resilience of forest ecosystems and reducing the vulnerability of forest-dependent communities.

As part of a collaborative project – "Inspire, Support and Mobilize Forest and Landscape Restoration" – a group of forest scientists led by IUFRO Research Group 1.06.00 (Restoration of degraded sites), undertook an exhaustive review of scientific literature on the subject and an analysis of restoration case studies.

The project was a joint effort between the World Resources Institute and IUFRO, funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. The primary result of the project was Forest Landscape Restoration as a Key Component of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, (IUFRO World Series, Volume 34).

It identifies and gives detailed descriptions 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.

The book is available online at:  

The official book launch will take place on Sunday, 6 December, at 16:30 – 17:00 at the Nature and Climate Change Pavilion of the Global Landscapes Forum, in Paris, Hall Maillot, Palais des Congrès, Paris.

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