Managing prOtective foreSt fAcIng clImate Change compound events



  • 2021 – 2027
  • Climate resilient and green Alpine region
  • SO 1.1 - Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention, resilience, taking into account eco-system based approaches
    • AG1 Research & innovation
  • 2.710.832 EUR
  • 1.758.624 EUR


National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (Lead partner)
  • Lead partner
  • France
  • Rhône-Alpes (FRK2)
  • Saint Martin d'Hères
French National Forest Service
  • France
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (FRL0)
  • Gap
University of Torino
  • Italy
  • Piemonte (ITC1)
  • Torino
University of Padova
  • Italy
  • Veneto (ITH3)
Veneto Region
  • Italy
  • Veneto (ITH3)
  • Venezia
Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape Austria
  • Austria
  • Wien (AT13)
  • Wien
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
  • Austria
  • Niederösterreich (AT12)
  • Laxenburg
University of Ljubljana
  • Slovenia
  • Zahodna Slovenija (SI04)
  • Ljubljana
Slovenia Forest Service
  • Slovenia
  • Zahodna Slovenija (SI04)
  • Ljubljana
Bern University of Applied Sciences / HAFL
  • Switzerland
  • Espace Mittelland (CH02)
  • Zollikofen
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
  • Switzerland
  • Ostschweiz (CH05)
  • Davos
University of Göttingen
  • Germany
  • Schwaben (DE27)
  • Göttingen
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  • The first Alpine Climate Change webGIS atlas

    An interactive webGIS platform that will provide open access to the results of 1) data mining & databases, 2) analyses of observed trends & projections, and 3) WP2&3. This atlas of spatially explicit data on climate change and related disasters will be a unique platform to visualise and assess historic and future information, e.g. on hotspots of multidimensional compound events identified in WP1&2.

  • NAZCAlp : NaturAl haZards Calibrated model platform for Analyzing impatcs of CC compound effects on AS protective forests.

    Incorporating upgraded natural hazard, vulnerability and risk models for locally evaluating impacts of CC (e.g. forest mechanical properties) and compound events (e.g. simultaneous occurrences of severe drought and wildfire) on the protective effects of AS forests in established open-access platforms, e.g. The models will be applied in compound events hotspots identified in WP1 to evaluate CC-related socio-ecological risks under current and projected conditions (2050 and 2100).

  • Catalogue of illustrated fact sheets for supporting integrated and adaptive forest management of Alpine forests with protective functions in climate action plans

    Catalogue will be based on results from all WPs and FLLs. A collection of best practices and silvicultural measures for forest resilience and CC adaptation in AS protective forests will be presented with an illustrative approach. FLLs (research/demonstration plots) will be set up in the hotspots areas identified in WP1 and will serve as a research, training and awareness raising tool for different TG and will enable to virtually test and evaluate different management options.