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Third MAG meeting in Croatia: progress and challenges

January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

Public Institution Nature Park Medvednica
Lively discussion took place at Institute for Development and International Relations where we held our second MAG meeting.This time we've invited more stakeholders and we had also representatives from the city  [...]

First Multi-Actor Group meeting in Bizkaia

January 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

Diputacion Foral de Bizkaia 
Agents from different fields involved with payment for ecosystem services in Bizkaia met within the framework of the SINCERE project. The first MAG meeting of the Bizkaia was organised in collaboration with the Union of Foresters of Southern Europe [...]

Building the foundation for innovation in Flanders, Belgium

January 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

Natuurinvest
Innovation can only work when it is conceived to respond to real needs in a specific context, and is supported by those for whom it is developed. In collaboration with the University of Leuven and the Flemish Agency for Nature and Forest, Natuurinvest will test the mechanism of a reverse auction [...]

Rialb 2021: forests and water, source of life

May 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia
Centre de Proprietat Forestal
There was great alignment of different stakeholders around the necessity to implement an innovation mechanism to value forest management and its direct relation with the amount and quality of water. [...]

Solutions for co-operation in forestry and nature tourism

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 [...]

Finding Solutions in Collaboration – Selecting Areas And Increasing Awareness

May 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

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. [...]

Stakeholders have their say in valorising health benefits in Nature Park Medvednica

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. [...]

“Reconnecting people with their nearby forests can help encourage more active and healthy lifestyles, as well as enhance support for forest conservation”

May 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Interviews|Tags: |

Kate Reilly
EU Programme Officer Nature-Based Solutions 
IUCN European Regional Office

“Showing society the entire process of developing a PES scheme is the starting point”

June 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Interviews|Tags: , , , |

Teresa Baiges / Jose Antonio Bonet
Forest Engineer / Researcher
Centre de Proprietat Forestal (CPF) /
Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC),
Spain

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.

Reversed auctions for enhancing biodiversity in Denmark

June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]