BiodivERsA partners are pleased to announce the publication of a new BiodivERsA policy briefs. The work, coordinated on behalf of BiodivERsA by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, has procured IUCN Europe – Brussels, to act as interpreters/intermediaries in the dissemination of key BiodivERsA-funded research results to policy-makers, linking the new knowledge to major European policies.
The first new Policy brief “Nitrogen pollution and climate change carbon storage and biodiversity of peatlands” illustrates a “win-win” between biodiversity-conservation and climate-change-combat based on the findings of the PEATBOG project, which investigated the impacts of nitrogen pollution and climate change on the biodiversity and ecosystem functioning of peatlands across Europe.
The second new Policy brief “Adaptation of trees and forests to climate change: the importance of genetic variability”, derived from the LinkTree project, examined the genetic variation within forest tree populations in five European countries, and assessed how this variability and its management could help forests adapt to environmental changes.
Click here to see BiodivERsA’s section on Policy briefs, including links to the “Nitrogen pollution and climate change carbon storage and biodiversity of peatlands” and the “Adaptation of trees and forests to climate change: the importance of genetic variability” policy briefs.