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Pan-European sustainable forest management indicators for assessing Climate-Smart Forestry in Europe

Santopuoli, G. and Temperli, C. and Alberdi, I and Barbeito, Ignacio and Bosela, M. and Bottero, A. and Klopčič, M. and Lesinski, J. and Panzacchi, P. and Tognetti, R. (2021). Pan-European sustainable forest management indicators for assessing Climate-Smart Forestry in Europe. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 51 :12 , 1741-1750
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Abstract

The increasing demand for innovative forest management strategies to adapt to and mitigate climate change and benefit forest production, the so-called Climate-Smart Forestry, calls for a tool to monitor and evaluate their implementation and their effects on forest development over time. The pan-European set of criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management is considered one of the most important tools for assessing many aspects of forest management and sustainability. This study offers an analytical approach to selecting a subset of indicators to support the implementation of Climate-Smart Forestry. Based on a literature review and the analytical hierarchical approach, 10 indicators were selected to assess, in particular, mitigation and adaptation. These indicators were used to assess the state of the Climate-Smart Forestry trend in Europe from 1990 to 2015 using data from the reports on the State of Europe's Forests. Forest damage, tree species composition, and carbon stock were the most important indicators. Though the trend was overall positive with regard to adaptation and mitigation, its evaluation was partly hindered by the lack of data. We advocate for increased efforts to harmonize international reporting and for further integrating the goals of Climate-Smart Forestry into national-and European-level forest policy making.

Authors/Creators:Santopuoli, G. and Temperli, C. and Alberdi, I and Barbeito, Ignacio and Bosela, M. and Bottero, A. and Klopčič, M. and Lesinski, J. and Panzacchi, P. and Tognetti, R.
Title:Pan-European sustainable forest management indicators for assessing Climate-Smart Forestry in Europe
Series Name/Journal:Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:51
Number:12
Page range:1741-1750
Number of Pages:10
Publisher:CANADIAN SCIENCE PUBLISHING
ISSN:0045-5067
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
Keywords:silviculture, adaptation, mitigation, forest inventory, forest damage
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-115347
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-115347
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DOI10.1139/cjfr-2020-0166
Web of Science (WoS)000733762600001
ID Code:26943
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:08 Feb 2022 15:25
Metadata Last Modified:08 Feb 2022 15:31

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