Case Studies

Case Studies 2018-07-11T10:07:53+00:00

The Mushrooms of Borgotaro IGP

Consorzio Comunalie Parmensi (Borgo TV)


The “Mushrooms of Borgotaro IGP” are produced in the woods of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. The type of management of the woods greatly influences the fungal production as these conditions, in turn, the microclimate of the undergrowth.

The influence that the care of the forest has on the agriculture of mushrooms is the demonstration of how this is a “spontaneous product helped by man”. With SINCERE, the Consorzio Comunalie Parmensi is trying to improve the big […]

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

Diputacion Foral de Bizkaia (DFB)


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 […]

Forests for water in Catalonia

Centre de Proprietat Forestal (CPF) supported by Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC)

The intention of this innovation case is to work on the different steps that need to be taken to strengthen the link between forests and water using a real case study. The overall aim is to diversify the financing sources for forest management by means of integrating ecosystem service provision into the economic balance sheet. This requires work at different levels: recognition of […]

Club GREY HORSE – Providing multiple ecosystems services by forest renters

Centre for Forest Ecology and Productivity of the Russian Academy of Science (CEPF RAS)

The main aim of Russian innovation action in SINCERE is to develop mechanisms of multi-purpose forest management. This includes multi-purpose lease by one lessee on a rented forest plot, for increasing the economic efficiency of forestry while maintaining a balance between all ecosystem services.

There are three levels of stakeholders involved: renters, regional and federal powers and local government. Renters will provide the necessary detailed information […]

Paying for watershed services to cities in Peru

Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

The Center for International Forestry Research’s innovation case is in Cusco, Peru. In 2013, the National Water Regulating Body of Peru approved an increment in the urban water tariff to provide a reward for ecosystem services around Piuray Lake, located near the city. This reward mechanism is being developed after the drinking water facility initiated a dialogue with communities and the rural municipality in 2012 about restoring the ecosystems of the micro-watershed and […]

Reverse auctions pilot for biodiversity protection

Danish Forest Association in collaboration with University of Copenhagen

The debate around biodiversity conservation in Denmark is loud and is focused on state areas, especially the need to protect biodiversity in Danish forests. Adequate efforts for biodiversity need to bring both public and privately owned areas into play, and research shows that private forest owners are ready to participate if given appropriate incentives. Nevertheless, the area of forest focused on biodiversity conservation, such as typically untouched forest, is far […]