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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 [...]

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, [...]