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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 strive to multiply solutions for Russian forests

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. [...]

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.

Rialb 2021: forests for water in Catalonia

January 16th, 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. [...]

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.

Poplar and biodiversity: what challenges lie ahead?

January 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

Etifor
Protected areas managers of Eastern Lombardy met at Mincio Regional Park to learn from pratices and to figure out why and how should they take actions to sustain the conservation of their areas. The sinergy between SINCERE and Ecopay Connect 2020, a local project financed[...]