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Science-based INtegrated FORest Mitigation mAnagement made operational for Europe

Objective

Forests represent the largest terrestrial carbon sink that can be economically managed to combat climate change. In this context, sustainable forest management will become a major tool of the EU Green Deal on the road to an economic growth decoupled from resource use. But essential forest functions are increasingly threatened by climate change and related natural disturbances, while the knowledge regarding the effects of forest management on biophysical and biogeochemical fluxes exchanged between land and atmosphere are too limited.

Accordingly, the overall objective of the INFORMA project is to increase the science-based knowledge on multi-purpose sustainable forest management under climate change. More particularly, it will analyse the trade-offs and synergies between different objectives considering the environmental integrity and climate feedbacks, social acceptability and economic feasibility of future European forest practices, including zero management options. It will identify options for maintaining carbon sinks, in addition to fostering productivity, supporting genetic diversity, biodiversity conservation, and maintaining soil and water resources in the different European ecoregions.

Applying a multi-actor approach, INFORMA will 1) Quantify differences in major ecosystem functions affecting climate processes between managed and unmanaged forests across Europe; 2) Analyse socio-institutional patterns of innovative forest-based mitigation and adaptation strategies; 3) Search for management alternatives (including no-management) and simulate their effect on a variety of ecosystem functions; and 4) Improve forest carbon certification for a cost-effective operationalisation and integration of climate smart practices in forestry.

INFORMA main outputs will be best regional management practices, implementation pathways for the European forestry sector, recommendations for forest carbon certification improvements and for economic-institutional policy action.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Net EU contribution
€ 698 750,00
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3a
46022 Valencia
Spain

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 391 475,00
Address
Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 509 000,00
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu

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Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Karjala
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 536 545,00
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 525 000,00
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio

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Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Savo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITATEA STEFAN CEL MARE DIN SUCEAVA
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 330 750,00
Address
Strada University 13
720229 Suceava

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Region
Macroregiunea Doi Nord-Est Suceava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 251 112,50
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Göttingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 588 875,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 361 230,00
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
I4CE - INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE ECONOMICS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 388 485,00
Address
10 Rue De Penthievre
75008 Paris

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CLIMATE-KIC HOLDING BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 308 250,00
Address
Plantage Middenlaan 45
1018 DC Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE DE LA PROPIETAT FORESTAL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 101 000,00
Address
Carretera De Sabadell A Santa Perpetua Km 4 5 Finca Torreferrussa
08130 Santa Perpetua De Mogoda Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GREENGOLD MANAGEMENT SRL
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 81 750,00
Address
Constantin Noica 24
550169 Sibiu

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Macroregiunea Unu Centru Sibiu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR NATUUR- EN BOSONDERZOEK
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 265 325,00
Address
Havenlaan 88 Bus 73
1000 Brussel

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00