Published

19 November 2012

Seminar on forest and climate

How is climate change affecting Swedish forestry? Current research from Mistra-SWECIA will be presented at a forthcoming seminar focusing on which tools the forest sector needs for decision-making support and visualisation.

Our forests and Swedish forestry will be affected by climate change. How can we improve prospects of meeting the challenges concerned, for everyone from individual forest owners to the sector as a whole? This question is to be raised at a seminar held by Mistra-SWECIA (the Swedish Research Programme on Climate, Impacts and Adaptation) and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) on 22 November.

The theme for the day in Stockholm is ‘Climate Adaptation of Forests and Forestry: Tools for Decision-making Support and Visualisation’. Topics under discussion will include tools for decision-making in Swedish forestry and whether more tools of this kind are needed to facilitate the sector’s adaptation to climate change. The question of how research findings about climate effects on forests are to reach the right target groups will also be discussed.

Work in the Mistra-SWECIA research programme involves analysing, on a broad front, the impact of climate change on society and the environment, and what adaptation is necessary.

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