This is the eighth of a series of videos filmed in March 2019, during a trip across the Parc Natural de La Sierra Calderona, in the region of Valencia, visiting examples of best practices in sustainable forestry.
Antonio and Maria talk about the initial results of the project and how these can be transferred from local to a wider scale in the Mediterranean areas and in Central Europe.
Forests and climate change
The effects of climate change on forest ecosystems are becoming more and more evident around the world. Climate change is increasing droughts in many parts of Europe and is making forests ecosystems less resilient to disturbances. This severely affects the availability of water resources for both urban populations and for agriculture. During the last 30 years, the total area affected by water scarcity and droughts doubled in the EU, causing economic losses for 100 billion Euro. Coordinated by Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, the LIFE RESILIENT FORESTS project promotes a forest management approach at the watershed scale to improve forests resilience to wildfires, water scarcity, and other effects induced by climate change.