Policy Brief 9

Author
Joanne Fitzgerald, Jette Bredahl Jacobsen, Kristina Blennow, Bo Jellesmark Thorsen, Marcus Lindner

Recent research indicates that it is most likely climate change will exceed a 2 °C rise in mean global temperature by 2100 – without drastic policy change mean temperature may rise between 3 and 6 °C in Europe. A comprehensive EU climate change adaptation strategy will be launched in April, 2013. Forests are an important resource in Europe, covering almost 38% of total land area of EU-27 countries in 2010. It is essential that decision makers are aware of the
potential impacts of climate change on forests and are prepared to adapt policy to minimise negative effects.

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Recommended citation:
Joanne Fitzgerald, Jette Bredahl Jacobsen, Kristina Blennow, Bo Jellesmark  Thorsen, Marcus Lindner. 2013. Climate Change in European Forests: How to Adapt. Policy Brief 9. European Forest Institute.

Number of pages: 16

ISBN: 978-952-5453-97-3 (printed)
ISBN: 978-952-5453-98-0 (pdf)

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