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.
The Finnish Forest Centre
Realizing the model of paying for landscape and ecosystem services has three critical issues, namely selecting the forest areas to be compensated, organising the fund collection and payments, and increasing awareness of the activities. [...]
Senior adviser bioeconomy
The Finnish Forest Centre (SMK), Finland
The idea of landscape as a service is not new anymore, but practical solutions are still lacking. The need is clear. Kuusamo-Ruka tourism area [...]
Research professor on nature-based tourism and recreation
Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), Finland