ForestKnowledge is for anyone interested in science and education about trees, forests and their interactions with society and the environment.
Discussions on forest issues are often fueled with emotion, ideals and beliefs. Science-based knowledge is essential when attempting to separate facts and myths. ForestKnowledge is independent and science-based. We provide impartial information, as well as highlight areas of knowledge, where science is agreed, and bust a few myths along the way.
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Every month ForestKnowledge will create a list of the latest articles which are focusing on research of forests. The topic with the most articles receives the special category Topic of the Month. Our goal is to start an open-minded discussion which gives room to all reasonable arguments.
Worldwide, forests deliver a multitude of vital services, including provision of clean air and water, habitat and wood. They store carbon and prevent soil erosion. Forests are places of recreation, education and spirituality. Forests provide employment, unleash passion and spark contention.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the member states of the United Nations in 2015 are a group of 17 global goals, which is a call for action to challenge poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation and ushering in peace and justice. With the Agenda 2030 on „leaving no one behind“ each SDG including specific targets has the timeline until the year 2030 to bring in positive development globally.
SUSTREE, “Conservation and sustainable utilization of forest tree diversity in climate change“, is a cooperation project with 8 partners from 6 Central European countries (Austria, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) within the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme. The project aims at the Conservation and sustainable utilization of forest tree diversity under climate change. Thus it actively promotes climate change adaptation of forests by fostering and enabling transnational adaptive management of forest seed and seedlings.