PES

SINCERE Final Conference on incentives for FES: Registrations open!

SINCERE Final Conference: an international forum to explore what moves and motivates supply and demand for forest ecosystem services in Europe.

28 – 29 September 2021, Online |  Registrations

Payments for environmental services: what is good practice?

A new policy briefing from the SINCERE project draws on global PES experiences to provide insights for policymakers on the best practices and pre-conditions for successful PES implementation in Europe.

Incentives for forest ecosystem services in Europe: connecting science, practice and policy

SINCERE Final Conference: an international forum to explore what moves and motivates supply and demand for forest ecosystem services in Europe.

28 – 29 September 2021, Online |  Registrations

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

The Catalan Innovation Action case study on forests and water featured as a good practice example of “Innovative financial and marketing mechanisms for payment for ecosystem services”.

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.

Towards an EU policy framework for forest ecosystem services – reflecting on 2020, exploring 2021!

The SINCERE Talks webinar series continues with an insightful debate on the changing policy framework at EU level for forest ecosystem services, organised jointly with the European Network Integrate.

Monday 7 December 2020, 10:00 – 12:00 CET 

SINCERE Talks series kicks off with a focus on forests and water

Forests and water are intricately linked. But the relationships between them are complex and are changing with the changing climate. The first SINCERE Talks webinar, held on 25 September 2020, gave participants a fascinating insight into the topic. Renowned experts Meine van Noordwijk (ICRAF) and Sven Wunder (EFI) discussed firstly how forest management affects hydrological services and secondly how payment for environmental services schemes can support such management.

SINCERE Talks webinar #1: Forests and water

Friday 25 September 2020, 10 – 12 CET

The SINCERE Talks webinar series kicks off with an insightful two-part session on the relationship between forest and landscape management, and watershed protection and hydrological services. 

Innovation lies embedded in the case study process

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.

Preserving landscapes and biodiversity in Kuusamo

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.