Farms and forests depend heavily on natural cycles and conditions, and are therefore particularly exposed to climate change. Adapting to evolving weather patterns, in other words, is a keychallenge for these two sectors. Awareness of climate change is spreading, but that has done little to sway decisions over short-term issues so far. The preparation work to roll out several ofthese adaptation options tomorrow, however, needs to start today. That is what led the Centrefor Studies and Strategic Foresight (CEP for
Centre d’Études et de Prospective) to conduct a fore-sight study (
AFClim) in order to analyse the phenomena at work and imagine solutions enablingfarmers and foresters to adapt. This paper presents a few of the main results contained in thefull report,which was published in September 2013.
The notes published in the CEP Analyses series are 4 to 8 pages evaluative or prospective briefs aimed at the general public. Based on research reports, studies, expert opinions or data analysis and statistics, they propose an overview of a topical issue and favor comparative approaches.