Category: Essays

Sustainable Forestry for a Green Future

Are the Sustainable Development Goals helping the Austrian Forestry sector?

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.

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Nature knows no borders, boundaries exist only in our heads

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.

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