MOUNTAIN FORESTS

PROTECTION. CARBON SINK. CONVERSION. RESILIENCE. INTEGRATED. SUSTAINABLE.

In order to ensure that the state-of-the-art approaches in Alpine forest management techniques are used throughout the Alps, an Alpine-wide coordinated approach is the focus of the implementation pathways.

The ACB aims at an optimized management of mountain forests, in order to further support the conversion of forest ecosystems to more resilient and “close-to-nature” forests and increase the mitigation function of Alpine forests. The pathways further aim at developing the knowledge exchange on mountain forests as protection from natural hazards across the Alps.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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MOUNTAIN FORESTS

PROTECTION. CARBON SINK. CONVERSION. RESILIENCE. INTEGRATED. SUSTAINABLE.

In order to ensure that the state-of-the-art approaches in Alpine forest management techniques are used throughout the Alps, an Alpine-wide coordinated approach is the focus of the implementation pathways.

The ACB aims at an optimized management of mountain forests, in order to further support the conversion of forest ecosystems to more resilient and “close-to-nature” forests and increase the mitigation function of Alpine forests. The pathways further aim at developing the knowledge exchange on mountain forests as protection from natural hazards across the Alps.

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.

More

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.

More

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.

More

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.

More