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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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

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