How can forests protect us from natural hazards in the Alps? Technical preventive solutions have been accompanied by biological measures related to careful silvicultural practices for decades.
Flowers and plants are moving unexpectedly in the Alps to survive. By escaping environmental changes they will somehow make it. Are we also ready to deal with the environmental changes that we are facing?
Besides destroying extensive forested areas in North Italy in 2018, windstorm Vaia exposed forests to further threats. The surviving forests are now struggling against bark beetle attacks.
Thanks to its well-developed forestry sector, Italy can use its wood-energy industry to tackle today’s energy and economic crisis and pave the path towards a true “Forest Sovereignty”.
The CAREGA Project offers a way to convert scraps of timber production into charcoal, thus from a production waste product into bioenergy.
The EU has claimed that using biomass for energy purposes can cause too much pressure on local ecosystems. Is it really so also in Trentino and Veneto?
Prevention and adaptation are key to mitigate the risk of fires in Italy. How can we reduce the impact of forest fires on the environment and the society?