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Co-designing Holistic Forest-based Policy Pathways for Climate Change Mitigation

Objective

The EU target to significantly reduce its emissions by 2030 and become climate neutral by 2050 requires new mitigation measures within all sectors. Clear policy pathways are needed that outline alternative trajectories for European forests and the forest-based sector towards a climate-neutral and resilient society and economy. ForestPaths will co-design, quantify and evaluate holistic forest-based policy pathways to optimize the contribution of forests and the forest-based sector to climate change mitigation, while considering the need to adapt forests to climate change, conserve biodiversity and sustain forest ecosystem services provisioning. ForestPaths goes beyond the state-of-the-art by finding feasible Climate & Biodiversity-Smart (CBS) options across Europe, suggesting effective mitigation actions, and analysing their co-benefits and trade-offs with biodiversity and ecosystem services. ForestPaths engages with policymakers, forest practitioners, regional and national authorities, forest-based sector, certification bodies, researchers, and civil society in a co-design process to develop policy pathways and CBS options and maximize their practical usability, transparency, and trustworthiness. Openly available through an online policy support platform, pathways will be quantified based on a next-generation assessment framework of models, tools, and data. This framework will consider forest growth, climate change risks, as well as interactions between forests and the forest-based sector and economic system, supported by state-of-the art monitoring of forest disturbances, composition, and structure. The multidisciplinary consortium consists of research institutes, universities, and SMEs from across Europe, with leading expertise on climate, energy and biodiversity policies, complex system modelling, life-cycle analysis, remote sensing, disturbance ecology, forest and GHG inventories, social sciences, stakeholder process and communications.

Coordinator

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Net EU contribution
€ 846 125,00
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Karjala
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 846 125,00

Participants (12)

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 378 875,00
Address
Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund

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Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 378 875,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 247 812,00
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 247 812,00
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 620 250,00
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 620 250,00
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 521 000,00
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 521 000,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 407 250,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 407 250,00
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 826 875,00
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 826 875,00
MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 454 625,00
Address
Rijnstraat 8
2500 EX Den Haag

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 454 625,00
OEKO-INSTITUT E.V. - INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE OEKOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 107 250,00
Address
Merzhauser Strasse 173
79100 Freiburg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Freiburg Freiburg im Breisgau, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 107 250,00
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 319 750,00
Address
Via Marco Biagi 5
73100 Lecce

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Region
Sud Puglia Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 319 750,00
PROSPEX INSTITUTE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 443 125,00
Address
Victor Oudartstraat 7
1030 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
Other
Other funding
€ 443 125,00
UNIVERSITATEA TRANSILVANIA DIN BRASOV
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 131 850,00
Address
Bdul Eroilor 29
500036 Brasov

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Region
Macroregiunea Unu Centru Braşov
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 131 850,00
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 290 000,00
Address
Ul. Geo Milev 13a
1111 Sofia

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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
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 290 000,00

Partners (3)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels

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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
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen

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Region
North Eastern Scotland Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data