Richard Sikkema from Wageningen University (Forest Ecology & Forest Management) presented his work on “Modelling of forest owner responses and smart climate forest (CSF) measures” at the online conference “Forestry – bridge to the future” on the 7th of May 2021.
His presentation can be found here:
Out of a survey among more than 1,000 forest owners (response rate 24%), it can be concluded that 80 percent of Dutch forest owners are increasingly affected by natural disturbances like drought, storms and insect attacks. Many forest owners and – managers would prefer new management alternatives focusing on climate-smart forest measures. The current public subsidies for Dutch forest management (called SNL) are not sufficient to keep the Dutch forests healthy and resilient. The forest owners ask now for extra support for multifunctional forests (including wood production), next to earlier confirmed support for nature forests [read pdf document; in Dutch].
Last week in February 2019 Dr. Richard Sikkema from Wageningen University presented a topic partly founded by the FORCLIMIT project activities in Austria at the World Sustainable Energy Days. The presentation on “Mobilizing wood for bioenergy” was presented on the European Pellet Conference (WSED).
In July 2016, the European Commission (EC) published a legislative proposal for incorporating greenhouse gas emissions and removals due to Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) into its 2030 Climate and Energy Framework. Continue reading “By 2050 the Mitigation Effects of EU Forests Could Nearly Double through Climate Smart Forestry”
David Ellison from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) presented the topic Political Footballs – And How to Punt Past Them Continue reading “Political Footballs – And How to Punt Past Them”
David Ellison from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) presented the topic Forest Potential in the Climate Policy Framework Continue reading “Forest Potential in the Climate Policy Framework”