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Policy Briefs

The HoliSoils Policy Brief series summarises state-of-the-art research results and provides policy recommendations on issues related to forest soils and their key role in climate change mitigation. Each brief provides a concise synthesis of the main research findings by distinguished scientists from the HoliSoils team.

HoliSoils Policy Brief #1
Forest soils can increase climate change mitigation with targeted management

This policy brief highlights the need for the European forestry sector to have a comprehensive understanding of the carbon sequestration potential of soils to help design climate change mitigation measures.

The original version in English has been published in collaboration with the European Forest Institute (EFI) and is part of the EFI’s Policy Brief series.

The brief is based on: Mäkipää et al. How does management affect soil C sequestration and greenhouse gas fluxes in boreal and temperate forests? – A review, Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 529, 2023, 120637, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2022.120637