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Connecting with Nature: exploring the ecosystem services concept

One Earth, a new high-tier, open access, environmental change and sustainability journal from Cell Press (Elsevier), includes a feature on Ecosystem Services in its inaugural edition. Academics from around the world share their views in the article entitled Connecting with Nature, focussing on non-monetary metrics, relational values, reconnecting people to nature, urban nature-based solutions and social values of ecosystems. SINCERE project researcher, Sven Wunder, contributes with reflections on "Mainstreaming Nature? Potentials and Limits". Papers published on One Earth will provide insight into the drivers and scales of environmental change, identify risks and implications for society, and help develop transformative solutions for [...]

Call for papers: Governing and managing forests for multiple ecosystem services across the globe

Researchers from several scientific disciplines are invited to submit their contribution to this interdisciplinary conference “Governing and managing forests for multiple ecosystem services across the globe” on integrated forest management approaches and ecosystem services.

2019-08-05T17:01:38+00:00 August 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What is the forest worth?

Consorzio Comunalie Parmensi (Borgo TV)
Stakeholders met in the Tuscan-Emilian community of Borgo Val di Taro to consider the production of their local mushrooms, from supply-oriented to demand-oriented approach [...]

Mapping innovation across Europe

A map of innovative ways in which forests are being employed and managed to provide benefits to people has been launched by the Spurring INnovations for forest eCosystem sERvices in Europe (SINCERE) project. The map is based on an Inventory of Innovative Mechanisms (IM) produced by partners in the project, which highlights good practices at a European scale that could be replicable elsewhere. Innovative Mechanisms are novel policies, business models and other projects or initiatives to support forest management that provides benefits to people, known as forest ecosystem services (FES). Openly available on the SINCERE website, the map allows the [...]

2019-07-31T17:43:09+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Tags: |0 Comments

Swiss stakeholders discuss spiritual ecosystem services at second meeting

Pan Bern AG
Andreas Bernasconi reports on the second stakeholder meeting for the Swiss case study which is working to strengthen the connection between people and the forest [...]

2019-07-31T17:27:20+00:00 July 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Reversed auctions for enhancing biodiversity in Denmark

Suzanne Elizabeth Vedel
Danish Forest Association (DFA), Denmark
The second MAG meeting took place at the University of Copenhagen and gathered forest owners, policy makers and a broad variety of other stakeholders [...]

New SINCERE paper analyses the context for adopting payments for watershed services in various Southern countries

Payments for watershed services (PWS) are an increasingly popular tool for watershed management, also in the Southern Hemisphere. However, the degree of PWS adoption varies across these countries: while frequently represented in Latin America, water-related payment schemes do not exist in large parts of Africa and Asia. The causes for these adoption differences have so far been little discussed. Here we address this knowledge gap with a quantitative cross-national assessment of factors influencing the decision to adopt PWS schemes across tropical countries. Based on hypotheses from the literature, we construct a logistic regression model, testing the explanatory power of [...]

2019-09-16T16:22:50+00:00 May 15th, 2019|Tags: |0 Comments

Finding Solutions in Collaboration – Selecting Areas And Increasing Awareness

The Finnish Forest Centre
Realizing the model of paying for landscape and ecosystem services has three critical issues, namely selecting the forest areas to be compensated, organising the fund collection and payments, and increasing awareness of the activities. [...]

Scientific approach to second MAG meeting in Russia

Centre for Forest Ecology and Productivity of the Russian Academy of Science 
For our second MAG meeting, that took place on 29th of March, 2019 in CEPF RAS, Moscow, we chose to change the format drastically, compared to the first one. [...]