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Further steps to success for new offers of cultural ecosystem services: fourth MAG meeting in Switzerland

The fourth and the last Multi-Actor-Group meeting (MAG) of the Swiss case study on funeral forests took place on 22 April 2021. As for the previous MAG meetings, stakeholders from practice, research, NGOs as well as from regional and national government were present. In total 17 participants attended the meeting. The main objectives were to reflect on the key results from the SINCERE project, get to know the canvas for sustainable business models and draw conclusions for disseminating the results in Switzerland. The workshop was an online meeting due to the current situation but was nevertheless very interactive with [...]

Making the business of forest ecosystem services work

Thursday 25 March 2020, 10:30 – 17:00 CET

A virtual learning lab on business and financing for forest ecosystem services brought together SINCERE practice partners, researchers and external stakeholders in a lively online workshop.

 

Business and Marketing strategy support for SINCERE’s Innovation Actions

An innovative and sustainable business modelling tool featured in a series of online clinics supporting SINCERE’s Innovation Action case study partners to review and refine their business model. The Sustainable Start CANVAS Methodology tool offers a holistic approach to business and marketing strategies, integrating social, human and ecological components, with a strategic vision, to create and deliver a triple value proposition within a product or service. The Sustainable Start tool was offered by the Sustainable Start organisation in partnership with the Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD Portugal) and supported four of SINCERE’s Innovation Actions (IAs) to revisit and [...]

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.

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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.