Potential of Alpine protective mountain forests
This pathway foresees a “Monitoring and Planning Scheme for Protective forests in the Alps” in support to the responsible institutions and stakeholders. This scheme bases on a survey of existing and new management techniques for protective forests in the Alps, with particular focus on co-benefits in the field of climate change.
Alpine forests as carbon sinks
The spread and growth of forests across the Alps make the region a potential outstanding sink for CO2 emissions. By providing Alpine forest managers with a set of calculation and management tools, this pathway aims at further improving the storing capacity of Alpine forests as carbon sinks.
Forest conversion to more resilient ecosystems
This pathway aims at supporting a more rapid conversion of current forests to more resilient forest ecosystems through a mix of management innovation and financial schemes. By 2030, a conversion of forest ecosystems to close-to-nature forests should have been achieved.
Integrated sustainable forest management
In order to ensure both a diversity of species and structures in Alpine forests and a good contribution to climate change mitigation, this pathway promotes a fully integrated approach to forest management in the Alps.