Local forest biomass – an opportunity for forest management and adaptation to climate change


Project description

The adaptive forest management is an essential tool to contribute to the adaptation of forest mass to the main effects of climate change such as draught, forest fires, hydrological and geological risks, the increasing number of plagues and forest diseases. The production of forest biomass through adaptive forest management is in line with EU climate and energy goals, it generates employment and increases competitiveness.

Across the Latin Arc space there is an increasing demand for forest biomass for thermic use in public and private buildings. Yet, an over-exploitation of certain forest areas can also be detrimental to less attractive areas. This imbalance could also increase risk levels in the forest masses – on the whole - under the threat of climate change.


BIOMadapt will foster adaptive forest management in order to obtain – among other products – forest biomass in all of its phases: planning, coordinated management between all the agents (with a special focus on the prívate sector), exploitation and forest certification.

BIOMadapt will identify new solutions and mechanisms to prevent and manage risks derived from the climate change in the whole territory. It will also promote activities in disadvantaged areas.

Planned actions

a) Diagnosis

  • Each participating partner will explain the mitigation and climate change adaptation measures that have been carried out in their territories.

  • Identification of the forest mass typologies that are more vulnerable to climate change in each territory.

  • Identification of European and local experiences in the field of adaptive forest management and the extraction of biomass.

  • Description of measures and actions that were carried out for the adaptation of forest masses to climate change in each territory.

  • Description of measures or actions that were carried out for biomass production in each territory.

b) Proposal: partners will agree on a proposal to be submitted to the INTERREG MED programme.



Leader: Girona Provincial Council 

Partners: CILMA, Consell d’Iniciatives Locals per al medi ambient a les comarques gironines, Consorci públic eurolocal Mallorca – Mallorca Island Council, Università di Sassari-Departament d'Agricultura, Consorzio forestale del Lario intelvese, Ente foreste Della Sardegna – Sardegna Autonomous Region, Syndicat des propriétaires Forestiers des Pyrénées Orientales, BOIS ENERGIE 66

Period: 2015-2016

Budget: 43.608 €  

Co-funding (Latin Arc): 17.100 € 

Contact: Anna Camp- CILMA-


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