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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 [...]

New European project places value on forest ecosystem services

2018-08-08T12:26:01+00:00 June 10th, 2018|Categories: News|

Research and innovations for the services that forests provide to society are the focus of a new European project funded under Horizon 2020. Responding to society’s demands for services such as recreation, biodiversity provision and carbon storage, the project will look at innovative ways to value and implement such “forest ecosystem services” in Europe and beyond. Spurring INnovations for forest eCosystem SERvices in Europe (SINCERE) is a four-year project funded through the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. SINCERE will develop novel policies and new business models by connecting knowledge and expertise from practice, science and policy, across Europe and beyond. [...]

SINCERE project kicks off in Bonn

2018-09-05T10:29:43+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Categories: News|

43 partners from 22 organisations and 11 countries met in Bonn, Germany, for the Kick-Off meeting of the Spurring INnovations for forest eCosystem SERvices in Europe (SINCERE) project. The event, held on 25-26 January 2018 took place in the historic “Seminarraum”, where meetings of the German Parliament’s Council of the Elders once took place, and where the EFI Bonn Office and  Resilience Programme has recently established its offices. Presentations from work package leaders gave an overview on the objectives of the project and tasks ahead. Subsequently, the eleven innovation cases were introduced, spanning topics such as biodiversity, carbon storage, [...]