Conclusions

The effects of global change on Europe are likely to increase productivity of agricultural and forestry systems, because increasing CO2 concentration will directly increase resource use efficiencies of plants, and because warming will give more favourable conditions for plant production in northern Europe. In southern areas, however, the benefits of the projected climate change will be limited, while the disadvantages will be predominant. The increased water use efficiency caused by increasing CO2 will compensate only partially for the negative effects of increasing water limitation. Furthermore, in the southern areas the increase in water shortage and extreme weather events (e.g. heat waves, wind speed, etc.) may cause higher yield variability and an increase in abiotic and biotic damages (i.e. wind, fire, pest-disease damages). These negative impacts could be addressed in supporting the development and introduction of specific agricultural and forestry adaptive management measures (e.g. agronomic and water conservation practices, modification of microclimate, regular forest management, shorter rotations, etc.)

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable.

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