Forests

Miss the forest for the trees

CURRENT STATUS

Forests are complex ecosystems providing multiple functions and services, beyond what wood supply, such as provision of freshwater, clean air, regulation of climate and nutrient cycling, recreational, etc. Nowadays, forests are threatened by a wide variety of factors. In addition to the deforestation of vast areas in the world, by unsustainable management and illegal logging, forest ecosystem is becoming even more prone to natural threats such as fire events, droughts, diseases, among other, in the current global climate change scenario and driver by human activities.

However, forests and forest-based sector are uniquely positioned to play a strong role in the new policy framework to reach the transition to a low-carbon and circular future rooted in renewable, natural resources. These are key elements to achieve the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the European Green Deal.

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OUR ACTIONS

ETC-UMA works towards agreeing and applying a common approach to forest data collection, analysis and indicators' production.


Developing and implementing a common approach to assess the forest condition and identify High Nature Values areas in Europe.

Working towards the implementation of the EU forest and Biodiversity strategies supporting stakeholders and working groups.

Testing and assessing the potentiality of the products of Copernicus Land Monitoring System to monitor the forest and to support the LULUCF reports in relation to Forest Land Categories.

Applying a common approach to define, identify and assess the forest area, its fragmentation and connectivity.

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Ana Isabel Marín

aimarin@uma.es

Ana (PhD) is an environmental researcher and GIS specialist at the European Topic Centre of University of Málaga. She holds a European-mention PhD in Environmental Science, an MSc in regional planning and a BSc in Environmental Sciences...

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