Press releases

Press releases 2019-07-18T11:04:04+00:00

Mapping innovation across Europe

A map of innovative ways in which forests are being employed and managed to provide benefits to people has been launched by the Spurring INnovations for forest eCosystem sERvices in Europe (SINCERE) project. The map is based on an Inventory of Innovative Mechanisms (IM) produced by partners in the project, which highlights good practices at a European scale that could be replicable elsewhere. Innovative Mechanisms are novel policies, business models and other projects or initiatives to support forest management that provides benefits to people, known as forest ecosystem services [...]

New website shines the spotlight on forest ecosystem services

A new website focussing on the rich variety of services provided to people by our forests has been launched as part of a project funded by European Union. Spurring INnovations for forest eCosystem sERvices in Europe (SINCERE) responds to society’s demands for services from forests, such as recreation, biodiversity protection and carbon storage. The project looks at innovative ways to value and implement such forest ecosystem services through the development of novel policies and new business models, connecting knowledge and expertise from practice, science and policy, across Europe and [...]

New European project places value on forest ecosystem services

Innovations for the services that forests provide to society are the focus of a new European project funded under Horizon 2020. Responding to society’s demands for services such as wood production, recreation, biodiversity provision and carbon storage, the project will look at innovative ways to value and implement such “forest ecosystem services”. Spurring INnovations for forest eCosystem SERvices in Europe (SINCERE) is a four-year project funded through the European Commission’s  H2020  programme. SINCERE will develop novel policies and new business models by connecting knowledge and expertise from practice, science [...]