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COST Connect: Climate Change and Forest Systems

Location Sofia, Bulgaria
Date 05 June 2018
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The COST Connect event on "Climate Change and Forest Systems" looked at new horizons for research and innovation in the forest-based sector. The event was held in Sofia on the 5th June 2018.

Climate changes and related extreme events and risks 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 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 and  SCAR   (Standing Committee on Agricultural Research) jointly organised an event to explore new horizons for research and innovation in the forest-based sector. The event was an interactive workshop involving related COST Actions and scientific communities, stakeholders and policy makers to facilitate dialogue and discussion on future research agenda. 

The event report is available as a download from this page. 

Photos of the event


Further information about this COST Connect event can be requested via   from Federica Ortelli, Fatima Bouchama, COST Science Officers or from  COST Policy Officer or alternatively from  ECOFOR