Enhancing Europe’s Natural Carbon Sinks through Sustainable Forest Management
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Photo circle Informa Forests
Photo circle Informa Forests

Our mission is to provide clear insights from science to develop Sustainable Forest Management practices that enhance carbon sequestration while protecting biodiversity, ensuring the supply of sustainable forest products and providing other ecosystem services under future climate change scenarios. We pair up technological tools such as satellite imagery, data mining, and climate and ecosystem modelling with participatory approaches to bridge the gap between stakeholders working in the field, science, policy, carbon markets and society in general. INFORMA is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme.

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Spain
Belgium
Austria
Romania
Finland

Case studies

INFORMA’s case studies were selected as practical examples of the diverse and complementary Forest Management Units in Europe. They represent the five major biogeographical regions in the continent, corresponding to 96% of the EU territory and 94% of its forests.

Our Partners

INFORMA’s partner organisations range from the academic and research fields to the private sector and international organisations.

News and Events

Getting the best from our forests: 5 ways to manage them well

Getting the best from our forests: 5 ways to manage them well

Apr 2, 2024

By Doan Ho and Laura Nolan, EIT Climate-KIC In our urgent fight against climate change and loss of biodiversity, managing forests sustainably has become a key…

EU Carbon Removal Certification Framework: A high-quality outline that does not guarantee the value of the final picture

EU Carbon Removal Certification Framework: A high-quality outline that does not guarantee the value of the final picture

Mar 26, 2024

Commentary by Simon Martel, Clothilde Tronquet and Julia Grimault, Institute for Climate Economics The European co-legislators have reached an agreement on the content of the future…

Unlocking the secrets of forests as carbon sinks: innovative tools to measure forests’ climate mitigation potential

Unlocking the secrets of forests as carbon sinks: innovative tools to measure forests’ climate mitigation potential

Mar 7, 2024

By Sofie Van Winckel & Arne Van Wolputte How can we maximise the carbon stocks and carbon sequestration potential of forests – by managing or not…

German delegation explores cooperation with Valencia on the topic of Sustainable Forest Management

German delegation explores cooperation with Valencia on the topic of Sustainable Forest Management

Jan 23, 2024

In the framework of the cooperation agreement between the regions of Sachsen-Anhalt (Germany) and Valencia (Spain), the INFORMA team at UPV (Polytechnic University of Valencia) welcomed…

Webinar: Supporting Europe’s forests through Sustainable Forest Management and carbon certification

Webinar: Supporting Europe’s forests through Sustainable Forest Management and carbon certification

Nov 22, 2023

EIT Climate-KIC, in cooperation with its INFORMA consortium partners, warmly invites you to the first open webinar and discussion on “Supporting Europe’s forests through Sustainable Forest…

Climate-adapted forest management in high altitude: the INFORMA Northern Limestone Alps case study

Climate-adapted forest management in high altitude: the INFORMA Northern Limestone Alps case study

Oct 30, 2023

High mountain peaks, rich wildlife and two national parks surround the INFORMA case study in Austria: the Forest Management District of Göstling, in the Northern Limestone…

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