Presentation on theme: "Pesentation of action group research: Sustainable forestry in a changing climate Cecilia Akselsson."— Presentation transcript:
Pesentation of action group research: Sustainable forestry in a changing climate Cecilia Akselsson
Sustainable forestry in a changing climate Overarching aim: To make BECC an important actor in Sweden for research about sustainable forestry connected to climate change Number of participants: many Meetings in connection to forest cluster meetings Outputs where the AG contributed: overview of BECC forest research, seminars, policy briefs, working paper (on scenarios), input to policy documents, mapping of C-sink in Nordic countries
Aims of the action group (all related to stakeholder interactions) To create a common platform for forest related research in BECC and related programs To identify areas where we need to improve To increase stakeholder interactions To facilitate communication between social and natural scientists in the forestry field To do synthesis work related to Sustainable forestry
Action groups and collaboration? Many participants in the AG meetings (same as on the forest cluster meetings). Everyone working with forests were invited (many!) The actual work was performed in smaller groups, different for different tasks. Cooperation with other programs e.g. in worshop organisation (Mistra-SWECIA, CLEO)
Results and communication: examples Stakeholder interactions: Seminar “Skogsbruk i ett förändrat klimat”, KSLA, Stockholm, autumn 2013 (five talks by BECC researchers, 100+ stakeholders and researchers in the audience) “Dikade våtmarker avger stora mängder växthusgaser – hur kan vi minska dessa utsläpp”, Göteborg, autumn 2013 (talks by Åsa and stakeholders,e.g. EPA, Forest Agency) Policy and research briefs in connection with the seminars
Results and communication: examples (cont.) Common platform for forest related research & synthesis: Overview of forest research, identification of missing areas Working paper on forestry scenarios (together with CLEO and Mistra-SWECIA) Mapping of C-sink in Nordic countries Social science + natural science Internal workshop 2012: Multiple use of forests in a changing climate Meetings, seminar participation across disciplines Project on drained organic forest soils in Gothenburg (natural and economic sciences)
Conclusions BECC is and actor in the sustainable forestry field We are better prepared for applications, contributions to “remisser”, synthesis reports, etc than before BECC. Stakeholder interactions is a suitable task for an AG Ideas for the future: articles to Skogseko/Skogen, excursions, 2-days conference. Natural/social science cooperation needs more action E.g. a common post doc/PhD. Meetings are not enough. One action per AG is more effective?! This AG was a bit to broad.