December 22, 2020

Natural forest expansion

The BiodivERsA folder provides a policy summary on the advantages and disadvantages of spontaneous forest development in Europe for the SPONFOREST project.

Now the policy brief on the pros and cons of natural forest expansion in Europe is published.

This brief summarises the key outcomes of the BiodivERsA-funded SPONFOREST project that studied various aspects of spontaneous forest regrowth in Europe. It distils the research project’s key findings and formulates recommendations for policymakers to consider spontaneous forests in their policies. It also sketches the overall context of expanding forest in Europe.

Contracted by BiodivERsA, Delbaere Consulting produced the brief’s text in close collaboration with the research team and the BiodivERsA secretariat and supports its dissemination.