Cool Forest Ambassador

Peter Mayer

Managing Director, Austrian Research Centre for Forests, BFW

"Measures to combat climate change and to implement the sustainable development goals are in many ways related to forest ecosystems. When taking a close look at global forest ecosystems it is evident that boreal and mountain forests play an important, yet not adequately considered, role. Therefore, the conference "Cool forests at risk?" is convened at the right time to increase the recognition of these crucial ecosystems. Moreover, the Conference provides the opportunity to discuss the role of cool forests regarding the concepts of bioeconomy and circular economy for the benefit of our societies."