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How do structural and agent-based factors influence the effectiveness of incentive policies? A spatially explicit agent-based model to optimize woodland-for-water PES policy design at the local level

A key factor in the resilience of water and forest ecosystems is the management decisions taken by the individuals responsible for them, from public officials to private owners.

Open access link: How do structural and agent-based factors influence the effectiveness of incentive policies?

Biodiversity offsets and payments for environmental services: Clarifying the family ties

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.

Open access link: Biodiversity offsets and payments for environmental services: Clarifying the family ties

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Private landowners’ preferences for trading forest landscape and recreational values: A choice experiment application in Kuusamo, Finland

Although nature-based tourism is increasingly recognized, economic incentives for private landowners supporting the production of amenity values are largely lacking. This study focused on possibilities to enhance the scenic and recreational values of private forests for nature-based tourism in Finland.

Open access link: Private landowners' preferences for trading forest landscape and recreational values: A choice experiment application in Kuusamo, Finland

Importance of forest landscape quality for companies operating in nature tourism areas

To promote the growth of nature based tourism in privately owned forest areas, new policy instruments, e.g. Payments for Ecosystem Services, are needed. They could engage private forest owners and nature-based tourism companies to cooperate and support the growth of the sector.

Open access link: Importance of forest landscape quality for companies operating in nature tourism areas

The health function of peri-urban forests in protected areas – Assessment of hiking trails energy capacity in Nature Park Medvednica

The primary goal of the research was to collect information on the level of activation of energy capacities for the health, and the secondary goal was to determine the differences in physical activity on the two most visited hiking trails.

Open access link: The health function of peri-urban forests in protected areas – Assessment of hiking trails energy capacity in Nature Park Medvednica

Incentives for providing forest ecosystem services in Europe – focus on Catalonia

A new article on incentives for the provision of forest ecosystem services in Europe draws on the Catalan Innovation Action Case Study to consider the current situation and prospects for the future. 

Missed our final event? Watch the video now!

The final event featured selected conclusions and recommendations from two European-wide research and innovation projects, based on experiences, practical work and findings on the implementation of innovations and policy learning relating to forest ecosystem services (FES).

 

Four pathways to govern Europe’s multiple forest ecosystem services

A major paper presents policy-relevant findings to support multiple forest ecosystem services in Europe. The paper provides ideas on how future European forest governance could align FES demand and supply in the light of three challenges: climate change adaptation; biodiversity crisis; and the need to move towards a sustainable bioeconomy.

 

Final SINCERE event looks to the future for forest ecosystem services in Europe

The final event featured selected conclusions and recommendations from two European-wide research and innovation projects, based on experiences, practical work and findings on the implementation of innovations and policy learning relating to forest ecosystem services (FES).

 

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.