Cultural ecosystem services are gaining importance in European forests, but their promotion requires flexible and combined strategies.
Stakeholder discussions on paying for ecosystem services were at the heart of the third Kuusamo stakeholder meeting as the case study begins to implement its pilot PES scheme.
An inspiring new video shows the value of Finland’s beautiful Ruka-Kuusamo region where wood is no longer seen as the only source of income from the forests there.
An article based on work in SINCERE has led to some interesting published discussion on Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) in the journal Nature Sustainability. The original paper From principles to practice in paying for nature’s services, led to a critical response from Esteve Corbera (UAB) and his collaborators [...]
The European Commission has just released the new EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030. Humans and human society are dependent on nature for our physical and mental wellbeing, our economy and our ability to cope with climate change, pandemics and other threats and disasters.
We are dealing with poplar farmers and FSC certification: the two farmers that have been involved in our management scheme and certified last year are experiencing some troubles meeting the requirements of FSC standard.