EBA Thematic Libraries

Forest

A forest ecosystem is typically defined as a natural woodland unit, consisting of plants, animals, micro-organisms and fungi. There are hundreds of different forest types, resulting from the complex interaction of biological, physical and chemical components. All human communities benefit from the world’s forest ecosystems services, including, among many others, air purification, carbon storage, recreation and pharmaceuticals. Forest ecosystems are inherently resilient. However, more severe and frequent disturbance resulting from climate change may present serious challenges. An ecosystem-based approach, focused on protecting and restoring forests, can make a vital contribution to both climate change adaptation and mitigation.

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23 Sep 2015
The concepts of resilience, adaptation and transformation are gaining prominence and being translated into aspirational goals that guide policy development. Understanding...
12 Aug 2015
The Arab region sub-global assessment started in the latter stage of the MA as an associate assessment.  Assessments at sub-global scales are essential. Ecosystems are highly...
26 May 2015
Ecosystem services are the benefits people obtain from ecosystems. The concept of ecosystem services has received significant attention since the appearance of the Millennium...
Source: WIREs Clim Change 2012, 3:581–596. doi: 10.1002/wcc.195
7 Apr 2015
Ecosystems provide crucial services to help people adapt to climate change. In conducting a review of the scientific literature, this paper shows how ecosystem-based approaches to...
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