collaboration, networking, and exchange of up-to-date lessons learned and good
practice are key to enhance forest resilience and reduce the risk of forest
disturbances. However, language barriers, countries´ borders and lack of contacts
often hinder knowledge exchange. To break these barriers, the tool compendium offers open access to a
range of good practices and experiences in wildfire, storms, and biotic risk management
to take inspiration and
, learn from as well as connect with
other actors in forest disturbances management in Europe.
The European Forest Institute(EFI), collaborating with network partners from the
How was it developed?
project organized three different workshops: for biotic risks, wildfire, and
storm. Experts from practice, policy, and research were invited from different
parts of Europe. They discussed knowledge gaps and the challenges in forest
risk management and completed a tool template to describe tools already
existing in their countries. The template includes information on the main
characteristics of the tool (objective, motivation, functioning, and context),
risk management components to place the tool in the risk management cycle, at
the organizational level, and which priorities and management objective is
addressing. Stakeholders involved, advantages and disadvantages of the tool are
also explained in the same template.
How to use it?
You can search the tool compendium for the tool you are interested in. You can base your search on the disturbance type, country of interest, biome, level of application (forest, enterprise, and policy), and phase of the risk management cycle (prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery). More than 70 tools are now available in the compendium, from which you can select those you find relevant. When you click on the tool you are interested in, you will download a word file with detailed information about the tool and contact information of the author.
Do you want to share your best practice experience?
team welcomes all practitioners, researcher, and policy-makers to contribute
with their activities and best performances in this database. You can download
an empty template in the box at the bottom of this page, and follow the
guidelines provided in the document 'Tool Compendium upload guideline'
If you have any additional questions or would like to provide your feedback,
feel free to contact the Compedium management team
If you have any additional questions or would like to provide your feedback, feel free to contact the Compedium management team