Forest and Climate Change

Climate dynamics are imposing great pressure on Europe's forests. As a result forests are increasingly exposed to climate-driven threats such as degradation, shifts in species distribution, extinction risk and changes in forest dynamics among others. The FORESTMOD Action assesses the potential response of European forests to scenarios of climate change. This is achieved by implementing modelling tools for assessing tree species and forest type habitat suitability under current and future climate conditions.

Maps are available from the European Forest Data Centre (EFDAC)


As the science and knowledge service of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.