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Adaptation for carbon efficient forests and the entire wood value chain (including a policy decision support tool) - Evaluating pathways supporting the Paris Agreement

Project Leader
Schwarzbauer Peter, BOKU Project Leader
Austrian Climate Research Programme (ACRP) - Cooperative Project
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Federal Forest Office (BFW), Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8, 1131 Wien, Austria.
Contact person: Clemens Schadauer;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Wood K plus - Competence Center for Wood Chemistry & Wood Composites, Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria.
Contact person: Dr. Franziska Hesser;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Ludvig Alice, Sub Projectleader
Braun Martin, Sub Projectleader
Hesser Franziska, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest, Environmental and Natural Resource Policy
Institute of Marketing and Innovation
Policy Analysis and Decision Support Tools (CARE4Paris)
Funded by
Klima- und Energiefonds, Leopold-Ungar-Platz 2 / Stiege 1 / 4.OG / Top 142, 1190 Wien, Austria
The project estimates in six scenarios the impacts of climate change and silvicultural adaptation measures on the significant GHG balance of the Austrian forests and related wood products/fuels (incl. avoided emissions from substitute products/fuels) until 2150. In addition, an analysis of these impacts on the Austrian forest and wood industry sector (the biggest economic sector in Austria) will be carried out (e.g. quantity and quality of wood delivery, needed technical adaptations). The socio-economic part of the project will provide an analysis and proposals for modifying the po-litical, legal and societal framework conditions in Austria for forest management and wood product use towards a GHG-optimised use. The results of the project are basic for needed societal transformations and adaptations to reach the Paris Agreement targets of a balance between GHG emissions and removals post 2050 and will identify needed adaptation measures in the Austrian wood industry due to climate change impacts and silvicultural consequences in the Austrian forests.
Forestry; Wood industry; Policy analysis;
forestry; modelling; ecosystems; policy; green house emmissions;

Braun, M; Schwarzbauer, P; Hesser, F; Ledermann, T; Gschwantner, T; Kindermann, G; Schadauer, K; Jandl, R; Ludvig, A; Weiss, G; Fritz, D; Pölz, W; Schmid, C; Weiss, P (2019): The contribution of the Austrian forest-based sector to climate change mitigation with regard to climate change impacts and adaptation measures in Austrian forests.
[25th IUFRO World Congress 2019 - Forest Research and Cooperation for Sustainable Development, Curitiba, Brazil, 29.09.2019 - 05.10.2019]

, Pesquisa Florestal Brasileira, 39, 245-246


Braun Martin Schwarzbauer Peter (2019): Kohlenstoffspeicherung in Holzprodukten aus heimischem Holzeinschlag. Simulationen der Effekte der klimasensitiven Waldbewirtschaftungsszenarien auf den Holzproduktepool (inkl. energetischer Nutzung) .

CareforParis - Abschlussveranstaltung, Oct 23 2019, Wien, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien

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