Final Conference of the EU Project MANFRED. The Future Potential of European Mountain Forests: challenges and solutions between Green Economy and Climate Change

How will mountain forests look like in a decade or more?

Changing climate is modifying their appearance and functions, especially in the alpine region owing to land use changes, increase of pest infestations and extreme events.

What strategies can help sustainably and successfully adapt to those changes, taking note of the social and economic functions performed by mountain forests, in terms of eco-engineering and other interventions?

These and other issues will be discussed during the Final Conference of the European Project Management Strategies to adapt Alpine Space Forests to Climate Change Risks (MANFRED), which will take place on 28 June 2012 on the premises of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome (Italy).

The conference is organized by the MANFRED project partners in cooperation with the Mountain Partnership Secretariat. The event aims at exploring future scenarios for European mountain forests as linked to the challenges posed by climate change and the opportunities presented by a green economy.
MANFRED, launched in the framework of the European Territorial Cooperation Programme “Alpine Space 2007-2013” to implement the Alpine Convention Protocol on “Mountain Forests”, aims at defining adaptation strategies for the alpine forests, in light of the potential impacts and hazard factors connected to climate change.

To learn more on forests in mountain areas, please register here by 20 June and join us on 28 June in FAO, Austria Room.

Have a look to the programme with details on each speech!

Logistic information and a list of hotel are also available.

For more information: info[@]manfredproject.eu

category: events,news | published by MANFRED Project


Manfred Project - climate change risk