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European experts come together to focus on innovations to improve forest benefits

2019-02-08T17:08:00+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

Involving the right people at the right time is key to the success of any new venture. SINCERE has turned its focus to a broad range of European-level experts and invited their insight and experience on the development of the project’s eleven Case Studies. SINCERE’s diverse collection of innovative actions seek ways in which the forest can benefit people in local communities, while providing forest owners or managers with an incentive to manage their forests to provide these benefits, such as improving water quality, spiritual services, biodiversity protection and increasing recreational value. Finding new ways [...]

Building the foundation for innovation in Flanders, Belgium

2019-01-25T18:29:36+00:00 January 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Natuurinvest
Innovation can only work when it is conceived to respond to real needs in a specific context, and is supported by those for whom it is developed. In collaboration with the University of Leuven and the Flemish Agency for Nature and Forest, Natuurinvest will test the mechanism of a reverse auction [...]

Mobilising local society to discuss innovative solutions for regional challenges

2019-01-18T23:42:30+00:00 January 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

Making sure that local voices are listened to when it comes to developing innovative solutions for ecosystem services is one of the major components of the SINCERE project. Each of the project’s Innovation Action case studies has identified key local and regional stakeholders with whom to consult on the various innovative mechanisms, which could potentially be implemented in the project’s eleven case studies. These stakeholders, who include forest or land owners and managers, forest users, local authorities, entrepreneurs and forest-owner associations have been invited to form local Multi-Actor Groups (MAG) which will meet four times over the course of [...]

First Multi-Actor Group meeting in Bizkaia

2019-01-17T17:07:12+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Diputacion Foral de Bizkaia 
Agents from different fields involved with payment for ecosystem services in Bizkaia met within the framework of the SINCERE project. The first MAG meeting of the Bizkaia was organised in collaboration with the Union of Foresters of Southern Europe [...]

Poplar and biodiversity: what challenges lie ahead?

2019-01-22T13:44:11+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , |

Etifor
Protected areas managers of Eastern Lombardy met at Mincio Regional Park to learn from pratices and to figure out why and how should they take actions to sustain the conservation of their areas. The sinergy between SINCERE and Ecopay Connect 2020, a local project financed[...]

Rialb 2021: forests for water in Catalonia

2019-01-16T14:07:03+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia
Centre de Proprietat Forestal
There was great alignment of different stakeholders around the necessity to implement an innovation mechanism to value forest management and its direct relation with the amount and quality of water. [...]

Stakeholders strive to multiply solutions for Russian forests

2018-10-23T19:15:03+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Centre for Forest Ecology and Productivity of the Russian Academy of Science
Forests in Russia are a resource of strategic significance, and in many regions the forest sector traditionally plays critical role in local economics. It is, for instance, true for our case study region, Voskresensky subregion of Nizhegorodsky region. [...]

Stakeholders have their say in valorising health benefits in Nature Park Medvednica

2018-10-23T19:07:33+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Martina Belović Kelemen
PI NP Medvednica
30% of  Croatian territory is Natura 2000 site. There are 12 nature parks and 8 national parks. One of them is Nature Park Medvednica (NPM), protected as IUCN category V. [...]