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Club GREY HORSE – Providing multiple ecosystems services by forest renters

Centre for Forest Ecology and Productivity of the Russian Academy of Science (CEPF RAS) Russia This innovation action aims to develop mechanisms for multi-purpose forest management by enabling multi-purpose leasing on rented forest plots. The ultimate aim is to increase the economic efficiency of forestry while maintaining a balance between all ecosystem services. Stakeholders are involved on three levels: renters, who propose multi-purpose forest management for a rented plot; regional and federal powers, who support proposals to amend the Forest Code to include several regulating and supporting ecosystem services; and local government bodies and municipalities who are involved in the [...]

2020-01-20T12:26:38+00:00 December 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Forests for water in Catalonia

Centre de Proprietat Forestal (CPF) supported by Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) Spain This innovation case will strengthen the link between forests and water with the overall aim of diversifying financing sources for forest management by integrating ecosystem service provision into the economic balance sheet. Work includes integration in the Masterplan for the Rialb Reservoir where different local stakeholders (economic, tourism, water and others) are already working together. The aim is for written recognition in a legal document of the role of forestry in water and landscape conservation, and the recognition of forestry as a potentially relevant [...]

2020-01-20T12:44:00+00:00 November 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Paying for watershed services to cities in Peru

Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Peru This innovation case focuses on how part of the urban water tariff in the city of Cusco can be used to provide a reward for ecosystem services around Piuray Lake, located near the city. Local and national stakeholders are involved in developing the knowledge base needed for the reward mechanism, via participatory workshops to analyse problems and propose solutions which will facilitate environmental management and provide essential information on how to manage trade-offs between local rural needs and urban water demand. Coordinators Bruno Locatelli Center for International Forestry [...]

2019-12-12T12:07:40+00:00 October 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Reverse auctions pilot for biodiversity protection

Danish Forest Association in collaboration with University of Copenhagen Denmark In Denmark, adequate efforts for biodiversity protection needs to bring both public and privately owned areas into play, due to the ownership structure of the land. Research shows that private forest owners are ready to participate and safeguard biodiversity and key habitats if given the appropriate incentives. There is a clear scope for redesigning grant schemes to make them both more attractive and more cost efficient from a socioeconomic point of view. This case study addresses this issue and contributes to a long-term ambition of changing the way public grant [...]

2019-12-12T12:09:54+00:00 October 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

ECOPAY Connect – Forest-habitat biodiversity payment scheme

Etifor Italy This initiative, in the Regional Park Oglio Sud, is increasing the sustainability of poplar plantations in an area under intensive use, by linking social and ecological benefits with economic aspects through the spread of FSC® certification in local farms. In this way, a compliance requirement is transformed into an opportunity to protect nature. “Ecopay” is expected to have economic, ecological and social impacts. Funding for interventions in the Park will increase, along with income for farmers, while, by the end of the project, there will be more restored and maintained habitats in the Park and more sustainable management [...]

2019-12-12T19:36:29+00:00 July 26th, 2019|0 Comments

What is the forest worth?

Consorzio Comunalie Parmensi (Borgo TV)
Stakeholders met in the Tuscan-Emilian community of Borgo Val di Taro to consider the production of their local mushrooms, from supply-oriented to demand-oriented approach [...]

Mapping innovation across Europe

A map of innovative ways in which forests are being employed and managed to provide benefits to people has been launched by the Spurring INnovations for forest eCosystem sERvices in Europe (SINCERE) project. The map is based on an Inventory of Innovative Mechanisms (IM) produced by partners in the project, which highlights good practices at a European scale that could be replicable elsewhere. Innovative Mechanisms are novel policies, business models and other projects or initiatives to support forest management that provides benefits to people, known as forest ecosystem services (FES). Openly available on the SINCERE website, the map allows the [...]

2019-07-31T17:43:09+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Tags: |0 Comments

Reversed auctions for enhancing biodiversity in Denmark

Suzanne Elizabeth Vedel
Danish Forest Association (DFA), Denmark
The second MAG meeting took place at the University of Copenhagen and gathered forest owners, policy makers and a broad variety of other stakeholders [...]