With Gert-Jan Nabuurs | WUR

EIRES Lunch Lecture

Friday December 1, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online | MS Teams

You are warmly invited to join this 49th online EIRES Lunch lecture scheduled as follows:

Friday 01 December 2023

12h00-13h00 CET

European forests under climate change: mitigation and adaptation options 

Gert-Jan Nabuurs | Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

Organized by
Niels Deen 
John van der Schaaf

Europe is covered for 40% with forests; covering almost as much area as the Brazilian amazon. These forests have all been managed for long time and can be seen as part of N hemisphere rebound. There is more forests than ever since early Medieval times. The 16 million private owners and state forest services provide large volumes of wood to the industry. The sink was significant but is decreasing due to various reasons, a.o. climate impacts. At the same time the EU develops many new regulations concerning climate, sinks, bioenergy, and nature restoration. In the talk I will give an over view of these developments, as well as touch upon the role in climate mitigation. 

About the speaker
Gert-Jan Nabuurs is professor European forest resources at Wageningen University and senior researcher at Wageningen Environmental Research, WUR. His background is in European scale forest resource analyses under climate change and changing forest management. He started and co develops EFISCEN-space, a high resolution  European forest resource model  based on 300,000 NFI plots. Applications are in wood availability, effects of forest management, climate change impacts, biodiversity and CO2 sequestration. He was CLA of the Agriculture and Forestry chapter in the IPCC 6AR. 

Online | MS Teams

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EIRES Lunch lectures are open for anyone interested in the latest developments in energy storage and conversion. Different keynote speakers from academia and industry will present their views, solutions and outlooks on the topic. The lectures leave plenty of room for discussion. We value your input. Looking forward meeting you!

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