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How can we pay for ecosystem services in practice? A good practices workshop

The Catalan Innovation Action case study on forests and water will be featured as a good practice example of “Innovative financial and marketing mechanisms for payment for ecosystem services” in an International Training Workshop taking place as part of EU Green Week.

What’s on the policy horizon for forest ecosystem services?

After a tumultuous year of restriction and restraint, can renewed policies in the European Union’s policy framework for forests offer some hope? The new EU Green Deal and the Biodiversity Strategy to 2030 will be complemented in 2021 by the eagerly anticipated EU Forest Strategy. A fitting moment, then, to bring policy makers and practitioners together in the second of the SINCERE Talks series to discuss what this might mean for Europe’s forests and for forest ecosystem services in particular.

SINCERE Talks series kicks off with a focus on forests and water

Forests and water are intricately linked. But the relationships between them are complex and are changing with the changing climate. The first SINCERE Talks webinar, held on 25 September 2020, gave participants a fascinating insight into the topic. Renowned experts Meine van Noordwijk (ICRAF) and Sven Wunder (EFI) discussed firstly how forest management affects hydrological services and secondly how payment for environmental services schemes can support such management.

Forest fun and games at Medvednica Nature Park

To raise visitors' awareness of the importance of forest ecosystem services, the team at Medvednica Naure Park organised a small event as a part of the SINCERE project activities.

SINCERE Talks webinar #1: Forests and water

Friday 25 September 2020, 10 – 12 CET

The SINCERE Talks webinar series kicks off with an insightful two-part session on the relationship between forest and landscape management, and watershed protection and hydrological services. 

Innovation lies embedded in the case study process

Stakeholder discussions on paying for ecosystem services were at the heart of the third Kuusamo stakeholder meeting as the case study begins to implement its pilot PES scheme.

SINCERE PES paper sparks discussion in Nature Sustainability

An article based on work in SINCERE has led to some interesting published discussion on Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) in the journal Nature Sustainability. The original paper From principles to practice in paying for nature’s services, led to a critical response from Esteve Corbera (UAB) and his collaborators (Wells et al.)  who wrote to defend simplified PES designs and called for further consideration of social-ecological context and drivers of environmental interventions and behaviour. EFI Principal Scientist and SINCERE project consortium member, Sven Wunder, led a reply from the original researcher team addressing in turn PES technical design, equity concerns [...]

2020-06-10T16:16:46+00:00 June 10th, 2020|Tags: , |0 Comments

Take stock of the situation and plan a better future in the poplar sector

We are dealing with poplar farmers and FSC certification: the two farmers that have been involved in our management scheme and certified last year are experiencing some troubles meeting the requirements of FSC standard.

2020-05-25T11:14:33+00:00 April 3rd, 2020|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Stakeholder meeting kicks Danish reverse auctioning scheme into the launch phase

An inside perspective on the third Danish MAG meeting by Christian Jürgensen In January 2020, the third MAG meeting was held for the Danish case study on reverse auctions for biodiversity protection. The meeting was, like the previous two meetings, hosted by the University of Copenhagen and yet again it hosted a large group of highly motivated and engaging key stakeholders, which represented both forest owners, environmentalists, authorities, scientists and forest user groups. At that point, in time, the case study had reached an advanced state with its webpage and the online bidding feature and draft versions of supporting documents [...]

2020-04-03T16:34:29+00:00 April 3rd, 2020|Tags: , , |0 Comments