Forest Landscape Restoration as a Key Component of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

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John A. Stanturf, Promode Kant, Jens-Peter Barnekow Lillesø, Stephanie Mansourian, Michael Kleine, Lars Graudal, Palle Madsen

Drawing on state-of-the art scientific knowledge through analysis of restoration case studies and review of scientific literature, IUFRO scientists developed a framework to demonstrate how forest landscape restoration (FLR) can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation. One of the major results of this study was the identification and detailed description of the many different ways in which FLR contributes to both mitigating climate effects and helping ecosystems and society to adapt to adverse effects of a changing climate. In addition, this work contributed a stoplight tool aimed at better presenting complex restoration initiatives, and how they may contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation and vice-versa, in a specific local context.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVienna, Austria
PublisherInternational Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
Number of pages72
ISBN (Print)978-3-902762-50-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
SeriesI U F R O World Series
Volume34
ISSN1016-3263

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