Title: 4.2 Forests and forestry
Publisher: European Environment Agency
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC78853
ISBN: 978-92-9213-346-7
ISSN: 1725-9177
URI: http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/climate-impacts-and-vulnerability-2012
DOI: 10.2800/66071
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This section of "Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012 - An indicator based report", presents the following indicators that capture climate-sensitive characteristics of forests that are relevant for forest management: FOREST GROWTH This indicator describes the extent of forests (i.e. their area) as well as the growing stock (i.e. the volume of the aboveground biomass of all living trees). The definitions refer to the Forest Europe definitions (Forest Europe, UNECE and FAO, 2011). These definitions are currently being refined by the European National Forest Inventory network (ENFIN) to allow for better comparison of forest-related information across Europe. FOREST FIRES This indicator monitors the areas burnt by forest fires, which are experienced in many European countries, in particular in southern Europe. Climate change may lead to more forest fires due to warmer and drier weather, and possibly increases in lightning storms (a natural cause of fires).
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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