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Towards an EU policy framework for forest ecosystem services – reflecting on 2020, exploring 2021!

The SINCERE Talks webinar series continues with an insightful debate on the changing policy framework at EU level for forest ecosystem services, organised jointly with the European Network Integrate.

Monday 7 December 2020, 10:00 – 12:00 CET 

Danish reverse auctioning scheme on the road to success

The Danish case study on a reverse auctioning scheme for the ecosystem service of biodiversity production and protection passed a major milestone this spring when the auction was finally launched on the website of Danish Forest Association. Forest owners from the test region were invited to place their bids using a special online platform created for the purpose.

We received in total 25 bids for biodiversity actions in private forests during the auctioning period, which lasted for about 2 months. There were a large and varying number of high quality and creative projects among the pool of bids, showing the effectiveness of the process and platform in attracting interest.

2020-09-29T12:56:28+00:00 September 29th, 2020|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Adaptive solutions required to fit forests for cultural and recreational use

Cultural ecosystem services are gaining importance in European forests, but their promotion requires flexible and combined strategies.

Preserving landscapes and biodiversity in Kuusamo

An inspiring new video shows the value of Finland’s beautiful Ruka-Kuusamo region where wood is no longer seen as the only source of income from the forests there.

Concept for a new Russian Forest Code discussed and agreed by Scientific Council

On 28th of November, 2019, SINCERE partner CEPF RAS hosted an Extended Session of the Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Science (RAS) concerning the concept for a new federal law, the “Forest Code of the Russian Federation”. The extended session format implies participation of a wider range of organisations’ and institutions’ representatives outside of RAS, and indeed it was attended by 65 participants from 34 organisations including scientific and educational institutions, forest management organisations, business enterprises, nature conservation NGOs and the Federal Council of the Russian Federation. In March 2019, the Chairman of Russian Federations’ Government, Dmitri Medvedev, [...]

2020-04-03T16:51:57+00:00 January 23rd, 2020|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Third MAG meeting in Croatia: progress and challenges

Public Institution Nature Park Medvednica
Lively discussion took place at Institute for Development and International Relations where we held our second MAG meeting.This time we've invited more stakeholders and we had also representatives from the city  [...]

Reverse auction pilots for forest ecosystem services in rural and peri-urban areas

Natuurinvest (OC-ANB) Belgium This Innovation Action will test an alternative way to stimulate the generation of much needed forest ecosystem services in a densely populated region, Flanders. This alternative approach should lead to a more efficient use of the limited financial resources and support initiatives that are considered important to the relevant stakeholders and society as a whole. Two pilots projects have been identified for the reverse auction process: restoration of habitats in hunting areas and the creation of shooting strips at forest borders in rural areas. If the results of the pilot projects are positive, evidence will be gathered to [...]

2020-04-23T09:02:09+00:00 December 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Creating a new legal framework for forests addressing the ecosystem services for Bizkaia county

Diputacion Foral de Bizkaia (DFB) Spain The main objective of this Innovation Action is to create a new legal framework for forest and forestry that will improve how the provision, valuation and monitoring of ecosystem services is addressed and that will bridge current market failures through innovative mechanisms. The intended impact is to make forest activity more profitable in order to maintain such activity and the correct management of forests in Bizkaia. It is crucial to change views about Forest Ecosystem Services and to value them. If we fail to value the services that forests provide, we run the risk [...]

2020-04-03T16:18:02+00:00 December 12th, 2019|0 Comments