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Healthy, natural forests: responding to climate change! cc.alps: CIPRA's demands for forest management

As forestry measures have long-term effects, adaptation of the forests to new climate conditions is urgently needed - but it should be initiated with great caution. The carbon storage ability of forests has to be exploited. Wood should first be used as a raw and building material; only under certain circumstances it should be used for heating. Short regional exploitation cycles are to be created. Natural forests should be fostered as they are more resilient to climate change. Forest owners who in the interest of climate protection give up part of their earnings should be compensated. Finally targeted research into practical climate adaptation measures has to become an important long-term task.

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CIPRA Internationale Alpenschutzkommission
Im Bretscha 22
9494 Schaan / LI
Phone number: +423 237 53 53
Fax: +423 237 53 54
E-mail: international@cipra.org
Website: http://www.cipra.org

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