LIFE CLIMARK – Forest management promotion for climate change mitigation through the design of a local market of climatic credits

The overall purpose of the LIFE CLIMARK project is to promote multifunctional forest management for climate change mitigation, through the design of a local market of ?climatic credits?. Climatic credits are devised from a holistic perception of forest management ?aligned with newly developed climate smart forestry ? which takes into account i) the local characteristics of the territory to identify the most cost-effective management options, and ii) the application of solutions that capitalise adaptation/mitigation synergies. The project takes place in Catalonia (Spain) and it is replicated in Veneto (Italy). The specific objectives of the project are to:

Maintain and improve the mitigation capacity of European Mediterranean forests through the application and promotion of locally identified forestry practices and to assess their impact on three ecosystem services, namely climate regulation, water flow regulation and biodiversity. Three key indicators have been identified (carbon sink capacity, water use efficiency and biodiversity), whose valuation will allow the definition of the new ?climatic credit? concept;
Design a local market of ?climatic credits? as a tool to promote multifunctional forest management in a rural abandonment context, and to provide the means for its replication in other European regions; and
Raise awareness, build capacities and provide tools to all stakeholders interested in compensating CO2 emissions through the generation of ?climatic credits? by means of forestry projects and to disseminate them internationally.

Deadline 30 September 2022

Programme LIFE +

Institute ISAFOM – Institute for agricultural and forest systems in the Mediterranean

Contact Ettore D’Andrea

Role Partner


Area Ottimizzazione dell’uso delle risorse naturali negli ecosistemi agricoli e forestali