Final SINCERE paper assesses the state and prospects of forest ecosystem services provision in Europe
A major paper presents policy-relevant findings to support multiple forest ecosystem services in Europe. The paper provides ideas on how future European forest governance could align FES demand and supply in the light of three challenges: climate change adaptation; biodiversity crisis; and the need to move towards a sustainable bioeconomy.
Governing Europe’s forests for multiple ecosystem services: Opportunities, challenges, and policy options
This paper assessed the state and prospects of forest ecosystem services provision in Europe, introducing new data from three European collaborative research projects including SINCERE.
How do structural and agent-based factors influence the effectiveness of incentive policies? A spatially explicit agent-based model to optimize woodland-for-water PES policy design at the local level
A key factor in the resilience of water and forest ecosystems is the management decisions taken by the individuals responsible for them, from public officials to private owners.
Biodiversity Offsets and Payments for Environmental Services are sometimes used interchangeably to characterize innovative economic tools to conserve or restore biodiversity, ecosystems, or their services. A confusion between them can have negative implications for biodiversity conservation.
Private landowners’ preferences for trading forest landscape and recreational values: A choice experiment application in Kuusamo, Finland
Although nature-based tourism is increasingly recognized, economic incentives for private landowners supporting the production of amenity values are largely lacking. This study focused on possibilities to enhance the scenic and recreational values of private forests for nature-based tourism in Finland.
To promote the growth of nature based tourism in privately owned forest areas, new policy instruments, e.g. Payments for Ecosystem Services, are needed. They could engage private forest owners and nature-based tourism companies to cooperate and support the growth of the sector.