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.
Webinar Recap – Climate change mitigation meets biodiversity conservation in Europe – two sides of the same coin?
Do climate adaptation, mitigation and biodiversity conservation goals walk hand in hand when it comes to the management of Europe’s forests? Or are they closely related, but essentially different pursuits?
Read a recap of the fourth webinar in the SINCERE Talks series focuses on trade offs and synergies between climate change adaptation & mitigation and forest biodiversity conservation in the EU’s forests.
The fourth webinar in the SINCERE Talks series focuses on trade offs and synergies between climate change adaptation & mitigation and forest biodiversity conservation in the EU’s forests.
2 March 2022, 10:30 - 12:30 | Registrations
Policymakers from the EU Commission met with experts representing forest owners and managers, civil society and national policymakers to discuss what the new EU Forest Strategy means for those it affects.
The EU Forest Strategy: Strengthening forest ecosystem services and integrated forest management for biodiversity and climate change?
An open, high-level webinar and exchange on the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030.
22 September 2021 | Registrations
Lundhede, T., Strange, N., Termansen, M., Jacobsen, J.B., Vedel, S.E. and Thorsen, B.J. 2019, IFRO Reports, No. 284 Setting aside forest land is a cost effective way to preserve biodiversity in Danish forests in the long‐run (Højgård et al, 2016). In May 2016 the Danish Government launched a program to set aside forest land for biodiversity protection (Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Naturpakken, 2016). The selected mechanism was to abolish forestry operations on selected state and privately owned land. In 2018 almost 14,000 hectares of state‐owned forest land were selected under this program. The designated areas were identified with [...]
Thorsen, BJ, Strange, N, Jacobsen, JB, Termansen, M & Lundhede, T. 2018. IFRO Report, no. 267 The Danish government has set specific goals for setting aside forest land for biodiversity purposes in the form of untouched forests, where no production forestry operations can be undertaken. Part of these goals will be fulfilled on public and state owned forest land, and parts will be fulfilled on private lands. Setting aside forest land as untouched with the restriction that no further harvest can take place implies the loss of future income from forestry net of related forest operation costs and in 2017 a support grant scheme was designed [...]