REACTION was a EU accompanying measure whose general objective was to facilitate access to high quality information for forest managers, scientists, policy-makers and other stakeholders, providing tools for the promotion of techniques and initiatives for sustainable mitigation actions. It aimed at establishing a data base on land restoration to fight desertification by inventorying well-documented restoration projects in the Northern Mediterranean; it also aimed at exploiting the research results produced in projects on restoration, and especially those of the EC Programmes, to select the most appropriate methodology to evaluate the results of restoration projects, and at providing restoration guidelines in the light of a critical analysis of past and innovative techniques.

Title and acronym: Restoration actions to combat desertification in the northern Mediterranean - REACTION

Dates: from January 2003 to December 2005

Location: France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain

Partnership: FUNDACION CEAM-Spain, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-Greece, ISA-Portugal, IAMZ-Spain, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique-CEFE -France, WWF-France

Role of NRD: partner