MAG Meeting

Swiss stakeholders discuss spiritual ecosystem services at second meeting

The Swiss case study looks at spiritual forests and forest kindergartens as a way of supporting long-term, sustainable forest management: Andreas Bernasconi reports on the second MAG meeting. Forests are key for society and understanding the importance and the functioning of ecosystem services is fundamental for the healthy and sustainable development of that society in balance with nature. The Swiss Innovation Action (IA) case study strengthens the connection between people and the forest, looking at spiritual forests and forest kindergartens as a way of supporting long-term, sustainable forest management whilst assuring a return on investment. The second Multi-Actor Group [...]

2019-07-16T09:39:31+00:00 July 12th, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Reversed auctions for enhancing biodiversity in Denmark

Suzanne Elizabeth Vedel
Danish Forest Association (DFA), Denmark
The second MAG meeting took place at the University of Copenhagen and gathered forest owners, policy makers and a broad variety of other stakeholders [...]

2019-06-03T11:01:46+00:00 June 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Finding Solutions in Collaboration – Selecting Areas And Increasing Awareness

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. [...]

2019-05-13T15:49:07+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Scientific approach to second MAG meeting in Russia

Centre for Forest Ecology and Productivity of the Russian Academy of Science 
For our second MAG meeting, that took place on 29th of March, 2019 in CEPF RAS, Moscow, we chose to change the format drastically, compared to the first one. [...]

Rialb 2021: forests and water, source of life

Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia
Centre de Proprietat Forestal
There was great alignment of different stakeholders around the necessity to implement an innovation mechanism to value forest management and its direct relation with the amount and quality of water. [...]

More people and broad debate at the second MAG meeting in Croatia

Public Institution Nature Park Medvednica
Lively discussion took place at Institute for Development and International Relations where we held our second MAG meeting.This time we've invited more stakeholders and we had also representatives from the city  [...]

Building the foundation for innovation in Flanders, Belgium

Natuurinvest
Innovation can only work when it is conceived to respond to real needs in a specific context, and is supported by those for whom it is developed. In collaboration with the University of Leuven and the Flemish Agency for Nature and Forest, Natuurinvest will test the mechanism of a reverse auction [...]

2019-05-13T15:52:05+00:00 January 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

First Multi-Actor Group meeting in Bizkaia

Diputacion Foral de Bizkaia 
Agents from different fields involved with payment for ecosystem services in Bizkaia met within the framework of the SINCERE project. The first MAG meeting of the Bizkaia was organised in collaboration with the Union of Foresters of Southern Europe [...]

2019-05-13T15:51:21+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Poplar and biodiversity: what challenges lie ahead?

Etifor
Protected areas managers of Eastern Lombardy met at Mincio Regional Park to learn from pratices and to figure out why and how should they take actions to sustain the conservation of their areas. The sinergy between SINCERE and Ecopay Connect 2020, a local project financed[...]

2019-05-13T15:51:16+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Rialb 2021: forests for water in Catalonia

Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia
Centre de Proprietat Forestal
There was great alignment of different stakeholders around the necessity to implement an innovation mechanism to value forest management and its direct relation with the amount and quality of water. [...]