SINCERE promotes the transition to sustainably managed, multifunctional forests. Forests that are managed to have multiple functions can satisfy several stakeholders. They can combine two or more objectives such as wood production, water quality, recreation, wildlife, clean air, protection against floods and erosion, and so on.
Sustainably managed, multifunctional forests are forests that fulfil two or more purpose in the present, without compromising the future. Sustainable management is essential in the context of the environmental challenges we face today and in the future.