The PESETA IV study aims to better understand the effects of climate change on Europe, for a number of climate change impact sectors, and how these effects could...
The alpine tundra domain occurs at altitude in the high mountains in Europe. It is an important reservoir of freshwater and provides habitat to unique species. The treeline, which is below the domain, represents the forest limit. About 98% of Europe's alpine tundra domain is in the Pyrenees, Alps and Scandes. In a 3°C warming scenario, the natural climatic treeline is projected to move vertically upwards and the domain could shrink significantly over Europe. Adaptation is challenging because of the unique topographic, soil and climatic characteristics of high mountain systems.
|Year of publication|
25 Sep 2020
|Related organisation(s)||JRC - Joint Research Centre|
|Knowledge service | Metadata||Bioeconomy|
|Digital Europa Thesaurus (DET)||climate changeecosystem servicesenvironmental monitoringnatural resources|
This assessment report of 6EAP by external experts was commissioned by DG ENV.
This is the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on a General Union EAP to 2030.