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Regulatory Framework of Forestry for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

  • Mirjana StanisicEmail author
  • Jelena Nedeljkovic
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Climate change means “a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods” (UN 1992).

Mitigation (of climate change) is “a human intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases” (IPCC 2014).

Adaptation (to climate change) is “the process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects. In human systems, adaptation seeks to moderate or avoid harm or exploit beneficial opportunities. In some natural systems, human intervention may facilitate adjustment to expected climate and its effects” (IPCC 2014).

Regulatory framework of forestry for climate change mitigation and adaptationrefers to the legal documents and procedures, laws, regulations, strategies, policies, directives, and other related documents which are addressing the role of forests and forestry in...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ForestryUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Dragan Nonic
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair of Forestry Economics and OrganisationUniversity of Belgrade - Faculty of ForestryBelgradeSerbia