Alpine forests: a key factor in climate change mitigation

Dec 13, 2022

MOSAIC is our second new classic project that deals with risk prevention & disaster resilience in the Alpine area. The project concentrates on the protection of Alpine forests, which are essential in mitigating climate change.

Forests provide essential ecosystem services that support human well-being and play a crucial role in the mitigation of climate change. However, their health and stability are also particularly affected by recurrent climate-related disasters. Therefore, MOSAIC focuses on hazard-resilient and sustainable protective forest management, which is essential for managing climate-related risks. In order to support Alpine climate action plans, the project partners aim to collect, harmonise and share data on Alpine climate-related disasters and trends. They strive to raise awareness among foresters, risk managers, decision makers and the public through an Alpine network of forest living labs.