ForestNavigator aims at assessing the climate mitigation potential of European forests and forest-based sectors through modelling of policy pathways, consistent with the best standards of LULUCF reporting, and informing the public authorities on the most suitable approach to forest policy and bioeconomy.  With a primarily European scope, ForestNavigator zooms into carefully selected EU Member States to enhance the consistency of the EU and national pathways, but the project also zooms out towards the global scale, and selected key EU trading partners, accounting for extra-EU future drivers and potential leakage effects.


The project will rely on a newly developed integrated policy modelling framework for the EU forests and forest bioeconomy covering

  • all relevant mitigation strategies from forest management to energy and material substitution,
  • climate change impacts, adaptation, and natural disturbances,
  • biophysical climate feedbacks,
  • systematically accounting for impacts on biodiversity, forest ecosystem services, and other forest functions, incl. jobs and green growth.

To increase the accessibility of the models and pathways assessments, their understanding and transparency, a novel decision-making platform will be established consisting of the web-based ForestNavigator Portal, and a community of policy-makers, national authorities, and modelers, the Forest Policy Modelling Forum.

To reach its ambitious objectives, ForestNavigator will

  • harmonize, integrate, and continuously update existing datasets by, including national inventories with new remote sensing data and models,
  • start from complex forest and climate models and through emulators build them into operational policy modelling tools,
  • integrate biophysical and socio-economic information,
  • consider EU forests and forest bioeconomy in the broader context of other land use and economic sectors,
  • rely on input from policy makers and other stakeholders.
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ForestNavigator has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101056875.


FLAM presentation at PIK

04 October 2023

FLAM Presentation at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Florian Kraxner and Andrey Krasovskiy participated in the workshop "Drivers of Climate Risks in Europe: Harmonizing Research on Impact Attribution of Past Events," which took place on Friday, September 22, 2023, at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Potsdam, Germany.
Johanna San Pedro at IIASA

05 September 2023

Spotlight on Johanna San Pedro: Newest Researcher in the FLAM Team

Johanna San Pedro is the latest addition to the Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services Research Group at IIASA. We wanted to take this opportunity to share her journey before IIASA, her passions, and what makes her a unique addition to the FLAM team.
Forest in background with hand holding compass in front

19 June 2023

Designing robust policy pathways to support EU climate goals

The Horizon Europe ForestNavigator project will bring together a varied group of stakeholders at IIASA this week. They will discuss how they can help design robust policy pathways to achieve medium and long-term climate goals and support EU and national decision makers on the road to climate neutrality.


Stockholm, Sweden

IIASA at IUFRO World Congress 2024

Vienna, Austria and online

IIASA at EGU 2024