forest policy

How can we pay for ecosystem services in practice? A good practices workshop

The Catalan Innovation Action case study on forests and water will be featured as a good practice example of “Innovative financial and marketing mechanisms for payment for ecosystem services” in an International Training Workshop taking place as part of EU Green Week.

Further steps to success for new offers of cultural ecosystem services: fourth MAG meeting in Switzerland

The fourth and the last Multi-Actor-Group meeting (MAG) of the Swiss case study on funeral forests took place on 22 April 2021. As for the previous MAG meetings, stakeholders from practice, research, NGOs as well as from regional and national government were present. In total 17 participants attended the meeting. The main objectives were to reflect on the key results from the SINCERE project, get to know the canvas for sustainable business models and draw conclusions for disseminating the results in Switzerland. The workshop was an online meeting due to the current situation but was nevertheless very interactive with [...]

What’s on the policy horizon for forest ecosystem services?

After a tumultuous year of restriction and restraint, can renewed policies in the European Union’s policy framework for forests offer some hope? The new EU Green Deal and the Biodiversity Strategy to 2030 will be complemented in 2021 by the eagerly anticipated EU Forest Strategy. A fitting moment, then, to bring policy makers and practitioners together in the second of the SINCERE Talks series to discuss what this might mean for Europe’s forests and for forest ecosystem services in particular.