- What are the consequences of different routes that European forestry could take in terms of production, protection, and climate change mitigation?
- Is there a fair balance between production and other ecosystem services when alternative forest management models are implemented?
- What could be obstacles for realizing new management options on the ground?
Background to the workshop
ALTERFOR, coordinated by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), investigates silvicultural methods to meet future challenges. In ten landscapes in nine countries, different silvicultural methods (currently used and alternative approaches) are combined to meet those demands. The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) has developed a series of scenarios that describe production and trade on global scale under IPCC climate change scenarios. The analyses under the GLOBAL BIOENERGY scenario shows that an implementation of alternative forest management could significantly reduce the global biodiversity footprint of the EU28 and have a positive climate mitigation effect.