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The protective functions of forests in a changing climate - European experience

Author(s) Makino, Y. & Rudolf-Miklau, F.
Year of publication 2021
The objective of this publication is to present the policy and management approach of each member country on its protective forests. The goal of the member countries is to increase the resilience of mountain forests and ensure the sustainability of their protective functions for society. Each country report covers the following topics: 1) definition of protective forests; 2) characteristics of the national protective forest system; 3) challenges encountered in the management and strengthening of protective forests, including climate change impacts; 4) governance of the protective forest system; and 5) monitoring and planning systems for protective forests. Countries have defined, characterized, and identified challenges inherent to their protective forests, and it is through their appropriate governance, management and planning that the forests are able to provide ecosystem services in a sustainable way.
Type of Case
Printed publication (book, sourcebook, journal article…)
Boreal, Temperate
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Protection of soil and water