Scanning agroforestry-based solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation in Europe

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dc.contributor.author Hernández-Morcillo, Mónica
dc.contributor.author Burgess, Paul
dc.contributor.author Mirck, Jaconette
dc.contributor.author Pantera, Anastasia
dc.contributor.author Plieninger, Tobias
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-30T11:29:59Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-30T11:29:59Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11-25
dc.identifier.citation Hernández-Morcillo M, Burgess P, Mirck J, Pantera A, Plieninger T, Scanning agroforestry-based solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation in Europe, Environmental Science & Policy, Vol. 80, February 2018, pp. 44.52 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 1462-9011
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2017.11.013
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/12939
dc.description.abstract Agroforestry, the integration of trees and shrubs with livestock and/or crops, can make a substantial contribution to mitigating and enabling adaptation to climate change. However, its full potential will only be achieved if the challenges to agroforestry implementation are identified and the most efficient and sustainable solutions are made widely known. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to explore these challenges and to determine the most suitable set of solutions for each challenge that combines local effectiveness with European scale relevance. We performed a two-step “solution scanning” exercise. First, the main challenges to sustainable agroforestry in Europe were identified through 42 participatory workshops with 665 local stakeholders. The solutions to each challenge were scanned and classified into either direct solutions (28) to address climate change or indirect solutions (32) that improve the sustainability of agroforestry. In a second step, the direct solutions were prioritized through expert consultation in terms of their potential benefits for mitigation and adaptation. The most commonly reported barriers were a lack of knowledge and reliable financial support to which the most widely suggested indirect solutions were agroforestry training programmes and the development of safe economic routes. The direct solutions considered as holding the greatest mitigation and adaptation potential were the adoption of practices capable to increase soil organic carbon pools and the implementation of multifunctional hedgerows and windbreaks respectively. Our solution scanning approach can inform the implementation of the European climate strategy in general and to the Common Agricultural Policy in particular by pointing to concrete climate beneficial actions. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
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dc.subject Climate change strategy en_UK
dc.subject Common agricultural policy en_UK
dc.subject Europe en_UK
dc.subject Nature-based solutions en_UK
dc.title Scanning agroforestry-based solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation in Europe en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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