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Mobilising local society to discuss innovative solutions for regional challenges

2019-01-18T23:42:30+00:00 January 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

Making sure that local voices are listened to when it comes to developing innovative solutions for ecosystem services is one of the major components of the SINCERE project. Each of the project’s Innovation Action case studies has identified key local and regional stakeholders with whom to consult on the various innovative mechanisms, which could potentially be implemented in the project’s eleven case studies. These stakeholders, who include forest or land owners and managers, forest users, local authorities, entrepreneurs and forest-owner associations have been invited to form local Multi-Actor Groups (MAG) which will meet four times over the course of [...]

First Multi-Actor Group meeting in Bizkaia

2019-01-17T17:07:12+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Diputacion Foral de Bizkaia 
Agents from different fields involved with payment for ecosystem services in Bizkaia met within the framework of the SINCERE project. The first MAG meeting of the Bizkaia was organised in collaboration with the Union of Foresters of Southern Europe [...]

Poplar and biodiversity: what challenges lie ahead?

2019-01-22T13:44:11+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , |

Etifor
Protected areas managers of Eastern Lombardy met at Mincio Regional Park to learn from pratices and to figure out why and how should they take actions to sustain the conservation of their areas. The sinergy between SINCERE and Ecopay Connect 2020, a local project financed[...]

Rialb 2021: forests for water in Catalonia

2019-01-16T14:07:03+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia
Centre de Proprietat Forestal
There was great alignment of different stakeholders around the necessity to implement an innovation mechanism to value forest management and its direct relation with the amount and quality of water. [...]

Stakeholders strive to multiply solutions for Russian forests

2018-10-23T19:15:03+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Centre for Forest Ecology and Productivity of the Russian Academy of Science
Forests in Russia are a resource of strategic significance, and in many regions the forest sector traditionally plays critical role in local economics. It is, for instance, true for our case study region, Voskresensky subregion of Nizhegorodsky region. [...]

Stakeholders have their say in valorising health benefits in Nature Park Medvednica

2018-10-23T19:07:33+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Martina Belović Kelemen
PI NP Medvednica
30% of  Croatian territory is Natura 2000 site. There are 12 nature parks and 8 national parks. One of them is Nature Park Medvednica (NPM), protected as IUCN category V. [...]

New website shines the spotlight on forest ecosystem services

2018-09-11T10:50:17+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Categories: News|

A new website focussing on the rich variety of services provided to people by our forests has been launched as part of a project funded by European Union. Spurring INnovations for forest eCosystem sERvices in Europe (SINCERE) responds to society’s demands for services from forests, such as recreation, biodiversity protection and carbon storage. The project looks at innovative ways to value and implement such forest ecosystem services through the development of novel policies and new business models, connecting knowledge and expertise from practice, science and policy, across Europe and beyond. The SINCERE website steps outside the usual parameters of [...]

Solutions for co-operation in forestry and nature tourism

2018-10-23T18:05:05+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Juhani Pyykkönen 
Senior adviser bioeconomy 
The Finnish Forest Centre (SMK), Finland
The idea of landscape as a service is not new anymore, but practical solutions are still lacking. The need is clear.  Kuusamo-Ruka tourism area [...]