The Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation is holding a conference on "FUTURE of the FOREST" on 2 June 2016 in Brussels. Forest and forestry sector face many challenges. Climate variability, both naturally caused and anthropogenic, as well as modern land-use practices and stressors and industry demands create novel conditions never before experienced by ecosystems and relevant stakeholders. The Horizon 2020 programme tackles aspects of need for sustainable management, more resilient and resource efficient value chains, emerging diseases and integrated pest management. The discussions among stakeholders and representatives from different EU institutions raise comments and challenges on how to set future management including role of research, short-term and long-term strategies, that focus on enhancing ecosystem resistance and resilience as well as assisting forest and forestry sector to adapt to the changes as climates and environments continue to shift. The event is free of charge and registration is required.
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