October 25, 2021

EU funding had a limited impact on biodiversity and climate change in EU forests

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) released their analysis of the EU funding for biodiversity and climate change in EU forests for the period 2014-2020 (related to the last EU Forest Strategy). They conclude that the EU has had a positive but limited impact on protecting biodiversity and addressing climate change in EU forests. A […]

September 14, 2017

Did you know… … that Climate-KIC grants initiatives dedicated to tackling climate change?

Breakthrough business ideas with substantial impact on climate change mitigation and adaptation find funding opportunities in the various budget lines of Climate-KIC. Under the thematic priority Sustainable Land-Use, Climate-KIC currently supports 16 research projects and start-ups that carry out forest-related innovation activities to reduce carbon emissions, substitute fossil-based materials or adapt to the impacts of […]

February 15, 2018

3.3 Sustainable water stewardship

Rationale Water availability varies dramatically, both in Europe and worldwide. Some regions suffer from severe water deficit, affecting forest growth and forest stewardship. At the same time, in most cases forests are a prerequisite for the sustainable supply of water used in a great variety of processes in forest-based industries. Water supply is an ecosystem […]

September 29, 2017

1.1 The performance of the sector in a perspective of global change

Rationale Raw materials, water, air, biodiversity and terrestrial ecosystems are all under pressure. The growing impacts of climate change, increasing demand for raw materials and energy, and environmental problems, such as land degradation and surface sealing, water shortages and floods, chemical pollution, and biodiversity loss, indicate that the planet is approaching the limits of sustainability. […]

March 7, 2017

2.3 Enhanced biomass production

Rationale The forest-based sector contributes to the mitigation of increasing concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere by, among other things, storing carbon in sustainably-managed forests and increasing forest biomass production. The intelligent and efficient production and use of biomass are core activities of the European forest-based sector. State of the Art 2012 From a biomass […]