April 2023 – December 2024
Swedish Postcode Foundation, AirClim
Climate Action Network
Northern forests are critical, but sometimes overlooked, ecosystems for both biodiversity and storing carbon. By providing a clear overview of available scientific evidence, this project aims to improve understanding and elevate awareness of northern forests in discussions about climate action.
This work will draw on the information and emissions reductions pathways provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report Cycle, as well as more recent scientific literature.Project outputs will include:
- A report on how northern hemispheric boreal and selected temperate forests are being impacted by climate change, and what impacts, including tipping points, can be expected at different levels of warming
- A report on the mitigation effects of temperate and boreal forests and how their role as carbon sinks might be challenged as temperatures rise
- A guide to the land use, land use change, and forestry rules set out in the Paris Agreement