MOUNTAIN FORESTS

CHALLENGES & TARGETS

MOUNTAIN FORESTS

CHALLENGES & TARGETS

Due to climate change, mountain forests face an increased risk from dry periods and extreme events such as wind gusts and forest fires. Weakened trees also become more vulnerable to pest diseases. On the other hand, the forest cover is growing in the Alps due to the abandonment of cultivated areas and the rise in temperature. Sustainable forest management is key to fully use both the protective and mitigation function of mountain forests, as forests act as a carbon sink, they supply wood as construction material and renewable energy source and they offer natural protection from avalanches, floods and other disasters.

Targets:

The protective function of mountain forests is maintained, restored and enhanced, especially in terms of adaptation of forest ecosystems to climate change.

Mountain forests maintain their positive role for the local climate and protect or further strengthen their role as carbon sinks.

Endemic forest species adapted to climate change help converse forest ecosystems to close-to-nature forests.

Different regional uses under changing climate conditions are balanced through a prioritized forest management. This is supported by an effective system for monitoring mountain forest health.

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Due to climate change, mountain forests face an increased risk from dry periods and extreme events such as wind gusts and forest fires. Weakened trees also become more vulnerable to pest diseases. On the other hand, the forest cover is growing in the Alps due to the abandonment of cultivated areas and the rise in temperature. Sustainable forest management is key to fully use both the protective and mitigation function of mountain forests, as forests act as a carbon sink, they supply wood as construction material and renewable energy source and they offer natural protection from avalanches, floods and other disasters.

Targets:

The protective function of mountain forests is maintained, restored and enhanced, especially in terms of adaptation of forest ecosystems to climate change.

Mountain forests maintain their positive role for the local climate and protect or further strengthen their role as carbon sinks.

Endemic forest species adapted to climate change help converse forest ecosystems to close-to-nature forests.

Different regional uses under changing climate conditions are balanced through a prioritized forest management. This is supported by an effective system for monitoring mountain forest health.

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Due to climate change, mountain forests face an increased risk from dry periods and extreme events such as wind gusts and forest fires. Weakened trees also become more vulnerable to pest diseases. On the other hand, the forest cover is growing in the Alps due to the abandonment of cultivated areas and the rise in temperature. Sustainable forest management is key to fully use both the protective and mitigation function of mountain forests, as forests act as a carbon sink, they supply wood as construction material and renewable energy source and they offer natural protection from avalanches, floods and other disasters.

Targets:

The protective function of mountain forests is maintained, restored and enhanced, especially in terms of adaptation of forest ecosystems to climate change.

Mountain forests maintain their positive role for the local climate and protect or further strengthen their role as carbon sinks.

Endemic forest species adapted to climate change help converse forest ecosystems to close-to-nature forests.

Different regional uses under changing climate conditions are balanced through a prioritized forest management. This is supported by an effective system for monitoring mountain forest health.

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