Work package 1: International climate change mitigation (and adaptation) framework.

The objectives in WP1 are to gather information on intended nationally determined contribution (INDC) in forest and forest resource-based climate change mitigation strategies. WP 1 will compare and assess for similarities and inconsistencies, including with the EU land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) framework. One main goal in WP 1 is to propose strategies for streamlining and improving the efficiency of forest and forest resource-based mitigation strategies in the international framework. WP1 is led by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Work package 2: Consequences of new accounting rules on reported emissions and removals for the Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry sector – appropriate data at national scale.

Work package two studies the consequences of the accounting approaches introduced in the framework of the climate convention of the United Nations  on accounted greenhouse gases emissions and removals in the forest and forest resource-based sector. The WP is led by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Work package 3: From regional to national and local scales: motivating landowners to undertake climate friendly actions.
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WP 3 is led by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and will work with comparison and analysis of international, EU-level and national level strategies for mobilizing forest and forest-resource based mitigation actions.

Work package 4: Combining soil carbon measurements and modelling for cost-efficient inventories.

The main objectives in WP 4 are to improve inventories of soil carbon stocks and changes in forests by developing cost-effective methods that combine local measurements with the current Yasso15 soil carbon model and the extensive Yasso database. The latest version of the dynamic soil carbon model, Yasso15, will be locally calibrated with NFI data on living biomass and various other data on soil and dead organic matter (dead wood, litter, soil organic matter). Yasso15 input parameters will be derived in a way that is consistent with tree biometry data as sampled by the NFI. The Finnish Meteorological Institute lead WP 4.

Work package 5: Consistent emissions estimation at stand/treatment unit, landowner to landscape levels.

WP 5 will quantify the relative contribution of different sources of uncertainty of carbon emissions estimates for different pools at local (forest stand/treatment unit, landowner) and landscape levels. Evaluate different means to reduce estimation uncertainty – in particular airborne laser scanning combined with ground sampling and carbon modeling at different spatial scales. Further on will WP5 use multi-temporal airborne laser scanning data to develop methods for identifying types of mitigation actions. Devise methods and estimators for stand and property-level monitoring and emissions estimation. Norwegian University of Life Sciences will lead work package 5.

Work package 6: Assessment of economic and policy measures to support Climate Smart Forestry – three case studies (Netherlands, Romania, Sweden).

WP6 will evaluate specific forest measures and their economic routines across the forest value chain in Netherlands, Sweden and Romania against economic and policy measures supporting Climate Smart Forestry. WP6 will assess and quantify most appropriate mitigation measures for the short term by 2050, understand how practices affect implementation of mitigation scenarios and provide recommendations for their improvement. Wageningen University & Research lead WP6.

Work package 7: Project management and dissemination.
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Norwegian University of Life Sciences lead WP7, and NMBU will coordina

te different activities, deliverables and reporting in FORCLIMIT. The project management team is located in Ås, Norway.