Policy Briefs

Policy Brief 2: "Forest management options for the Green Deal?"

ALTERFOR involves 10 case studies in 9 European countries throughout Europe: Germany, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden and Turkey.


This policy brief is to relate the findings of the project ALTERFOR to the ongoing debate on how to use European forests. Specifi­cally, it addresses consequences of different routes that European forestry could take in terms of production, protection and climate change mitigation.

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Policy Brief 1 : "Reconsidering silviculture to meet challenges to European forests"


This policy brief presents a selection of findings on the current challenges to European forests and desirable silvicultural alternatives for meeting those challenges. It starts by recapping findings from three selected ALTERFOR countries – Portugal, Slovakia and the Netherlands – to exemplify the main silvicultural challenges, options and implementation hurdles. Policy implications are then derived from the comprehensive data set acquired by ALTERFOR.

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