Conservation forest




Climate change adaptation:

Technical Screening Criteria:
Depending on the primary objective of the activity, refer to:  Screening criteria for adapted activities  Screening criteria for an activity enabling adaptation Users of the Taxonomy should identify and explain which criteria they are responding to.

Climate change adaptation do not significant harm:

Summary:
Key environmental aspects span across all other five objectives and are summarized as follows: • ensure the long-term ability of the forests to sequester carbon; • impact on water resources as well as on water quality; • pollution to water, air, and soil, and risks associated from the use of pesticides and fertilizer; • impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems from intensification and conversion of land of high ecological value to forests and illegal logging. The DNSH criteria below should be considered in combination with the SFM requirements of the forest mitigation Taxonomy (criterion 1). The criteria can be informed by applying forest certification using independent third-party schemes that are regularly audited. Compliance shall be reported through a forest management plan (or equivalent) as per criterion 3 of the forest mitigation Taxonomy.

Mitigation:
Forests are an unusual economic sector in which they provide a substantial carbon sink, and that significant harm for forest climate change mitigation include where an (adaptation) activity leads to a significant long-term reduction of the carbon sink. It is therefore important to maintain the forest area and thus forest carbon stocks and sink potential over the long-term. The principles for ensuring mitigation proofed adaptation activities are that adaption responses should: o Not undermine the long-term ability of the forests to sequester carbon o Not undermine the long-term maintenance of existing forest carbon sinks, both above and below ground A criterion by which the activity can be judged as Taxonomy compliant is as follows – in line with existing EU legislation: • Adaptation responses shall comply with the requirement set out in Article 29(7)b of the recast Renewable Energy Directive (EU/2018/2001) which determines the requirement for management systems to be in place at forest sourcing area level to ensure that carbon stocks and sinks levels in the forest are maintained, or strengthened over the long term .

References regulation:
Yes

Relevant regulation:
Renewable Energy Directive (EU/2018/2001)

Water:
• Identify and manage risks related to water quality and/or water consumption at the appropriate level. Ensure that water use/conservation management plans, developed in consultation with relevant stakeholders, have been developed and implemented. • In the EU, fulfil the requirements of EU water legislation.

Based on legislation:
Y

Regulation:
General reference to EU legislation

Circular economy:

Based on legislation:

Regulation:

Pollution:
• Minimise the use of pesticides and favour alternative approaches or techniques, such as non-chemical alternatives to pesticides, in line with the Directive 2009/128/EC on the sustainable use of pesticides. With exception of occasions that this is needed to control pest and diseases outbreaks. Adapt the use of fertilizers to what is needed to prevent leeching of nutrients to waters. • Take well documented and verifiable measures to avoid the use of active ingredients that are listed in the Stockholm Convention, the Rotterdam Convention, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, or that are listed as classification Ia or Ib in the WHO recommended Classification of Pesticides by Hazard; • Prevent pollution of water and soil in the forest concerned and undertake clean up measures when it does happen.

Based on legislation:
Y

Regulation:
Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive (Directive 2009/128/EC)

Ecosystems:
• Take measures to ensure sustained or improved long term conservation status at the landscape level • In designated conservation areas, actions should be demonstrated to be in line with the conservation objectives for those areas. • No conversion of habitats specifically sensitive to biodiversity loss or of high conservation value such as grasslands and any high carbon stock area (e.g. peat lands and wetlands), and areas set aside for the restoration of such habitats in line with national legislation • Develop a forest management plan (or equivalent) that includes provisions for maintaining biodiversity • Evaluate the ecosystem service provision with the aim to not decrease the amount and quality of ecosystem services provided. • Forests are monitored and protected to prevent illegal logging, in compliance with national laws • Promote close-to-nature forestry or similar concepts depending on the local requirements and limitations; • Select native species or species, varieties, ecotypes and provenance of trees that adequately provide the necessary resilience to climate change, natural disasters and the biotic, pedologic and hydrologic condition of the area concerned, as well as the potential invasive character of the species under local conditions, current and projected climate change.

Based on legislation:
Y

Regulation:
General reference to legislation


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