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The Inovation action Centre de Proprietat Forestal (CPF) has produced a new video!

This innovation case is strengthening the link between forests and water with the overall aim of diversifying financing sources for forest management by integrating ecosystem service provision into the economic balance sheet.

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Creating innovative mechanisms for forest ecosystem services: what does science tell us?

October 28th, 2021|Categories: Blog, News, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Opportunities and challenges of ecosystem service provision were the focus of the first session of the SINCERE-Nobel Final Conference, held online on 28 September. Find the key messages here, download the presentations and watch the complete videos of each session, if you missed them!

 

Constructive and critical dialogue on the new EU Forest Strategy

October 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, News, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Policymakers from the EU Commission met with experts representing forest owners and managers, civil society and national policymakers to discuss what the new EU Forest Strategy means for those it affects.

Exploring the importance of cultural forest ecosystem services: towards new business opportunities?

September 21st, 2021|Categories: Blog, News, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A European-Japanese international symposium on cultural forest ecosystem services.

15 November 2021 | Registrations

SINCERE Final Conference on incentives for FES: Registrations open!

August 19th, 2021|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

SINCERE Final Conference: an international forum to explore what moves and motivates supply and demand for forest ecosystem services in Europe.

28 – 29 September 2021, Online |  Registrations

The EU Forest Strategy: Strengthening forest ecosystem services and integrated forest management for biodiversity and climate change?

August 12th, 2021|Categories: Blog, News, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

An open, high-level webinar and exchange on the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030.

22 September 2021 | Registrations

Payments for environmental services: what is good practice?

July 27th, 2021|Categories: Blog, News, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

A new policy briefing from the SINCERE project draws on global PES experiences to provide insights for policymakers on the best practices and pre-conditions for successful PES implementation in Europe.

Incentives for forest ecosystem services in Europe: connecting science, practice and policy

June 21st, 2021|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

SINCERE Final Conference: an international forum to explore what moves and motivates supply and demand for forest ecosystem services in Europe.

28 – 29 September 2021, Online |  Registrations

How can we pay for ecosystem services in practice? A good practices workshop

May 21st, 2021|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Catalan Innovation Action case study on forests and water featured as a good practice example of “Innovative financial and marketing mechanisms for payment for ecosystem services”.

Further steps to success for new offers of cultural ecosystem services: fourth MAG meeting in Switzerland

May 6th, 2021|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The fourth and the last Multi-Actor-Group meeting (MAG) of the Swiss case study on funeral forests took place on 22 April 2021. As for the previous MAG meetings, stakeholders from […]

What’s on the policy horizon for forest ecosystem services?

December 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

After a tumultuous year of restriction and restraint, can renewed policies in the European Union’s policy framework for forests offer some hope? The new EU Green Deal and the Biodiversity Strategy to 2030 will be complemented in 2021 by the eagerly anticipated EU Forest Strategy. A fitting moment, then, to bring policy makers and practitioners together in the second of the SINCERE Talks series to discuss what this might mean for Europe’s forests and for forest ecosystem services in particular.

Towards an EU policy framework for forest ecosystem services – reflecting on 2020, exploring 2021!

November 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , |

The SINCERE Talks webinar series continues with an insightful debate on the changing policy framework at EU level for forest ecosystem services, organised jointly with the European Network Integrate.

Monday 7 December 2020, 10:00 – 12:00 CET 

SINCERE Talks series kicks off with a focus on forests and water

September 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Forests and water are intricately linked. But the relationships between them are complex and are changing with the changing climate. The first SINCERE Talks webinar, held on 25 September 2020, gave participants a fascinating insight into the topic. Renowned experts Meine van Noordwijk (ICRAF) and Sven Wunder (EFI) discussed firstly how forest management affects hydrological services and secondly how payment for environmental services schemes can support such management.

Danish reverse auctioning scheme on the road to success

September 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

The Danish case study on a reverse auctioning scheme for the ecosystem service of biodiversity production and protection passed a major milestone this spring when the auction was finally launched on the website of Danish Forest Association. Forest owners from the test region were invited to place their bids using a special online platform created for the purpose.

We received in total 25 bids for biodiversity actions in private forests during the auctioning period, which lasted for about 2 months. There were a large and varying number of high quality and creative projects among the pool of bids, showing the effectiveness of the process and platform in attracting interest.

Adaptive solutions required to fit forests for cultural and recreational use

July 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog, News, Research|Tags: , , , |

Cultural ecosystem services are gaining importance in European forests, but their promotion requires flexible and combined strategies.