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This survey is conducted by the ReForMit team for the research project: “Understanding and securing the resilience of forest-based climate change mitigation”. Our aim is to co-create future forest scenarios with you as relevant stakeholders to integrate the knowledge of Earth system modellers, governance and policy experts, and practitioners to produce policy-relevant and science-informed scenarios. This survey serves as the first interaction and helps us to prepare the first stakeholder workshop ("Engagement call: Securing the resilience of forest-based climate change mitigation"), which will take place on August 29, 11:00-12.30 CEST at World-Water-Week in Stockholm, Sweden and online.

Answering the survey should take about 10 minutes. You may skip any question, but we would appreciate it if you would fill out as many questions as possible.

Please find more information below and on our website (https://reformit.org). We hope to stay in contact with you and therefore ask you to opt-in to receive regular updates via mail at the end of the survey.

More information

Why forest systems?

Forests ecosystems and plantations play a vital role in climate mitigation as several "natural climate solutions" involve different types of forests for their carbon sequestration. However, forest systems differ widely in their characteristics regarding carbon sequestration, economic and ecologic value, provision of ecosystem services and their resilience to environmental shocks. Additionally, forests grow slowly, so decisions need to be taken now about which forest systems might be best equipped for a changing future.

ReForMit aims to generate the knowledge to help make these decisions and safeguard the biophysical and social-ecological resilience of forest-based climate change mitigation measures under shifting hydro-climatic conditions including ecological droughts.

The consortium

The project is funded by FORMAS, the Swedish government's research council on sustainable development and is conducted by an interdisciplinary team from the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Sweden, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany, and the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) in Sweden. To ensure a complete approach to social-ecological resilience, our partnership advantages varied skills in Nature-Based Solutions (NBS), vegetation modeling with an Earth system, stakeholder participation, and mitigation strategies against climate change.

Aims of this stakeholder survey

With this survey we want to establish first contact with stakeholders, preparing for the initial workshop in August. At the workshop, besides getting to know each other, we will introduce the project and explain in more detail how we plan to co-create future forest scenarios and subsequently analyze the scenarios according to moisture recycling,

biosphere integrity, and resilience. For both the modelling based scenario development and a network analysis on social-ecological resilience there will be follow up workshops and/or surveys.

What we plan to do in the project

Our aim is to produce and analyze policy-relevant and science-informed scenarios of future forest systems. To achieve this, we want to integrate the knowledge of relevant stakeholders, like Earth system modellers, governance and policy experts, or practitioners. This knowledge co-production could further shortcut the delayed implementation of scientific results in policy and practice, and improve Earth system modelling. 

We will co-design forest-based mitigation scenarios in close collaboration with stakeholders, quantify the resilience and sustainability of biosphere integrity of forest-based climate mitigation measures, analyze the local and remote effects of hydroclimatic adaptation, and holistically assess the social-ecological resilience of forest-based climate change mitigation measures.

What's in it for you as a stakeholder?

  • Influence on the scientific process by providing knowledge

  • Opportunity to co-create knowledge and get in contact with a state-of-the-art global vegetation model

  • Opportunity to interact with other stakeholders

  • Receive regular information about our status

  • Opportunity to participate in a common report/paper about our stakeholder process in this project