The European Forest Institute

Incentive-based conservation in Peru: Assessing the state of six ongoing PES and REDD+ initiatives

Incentive-based conservation has gained ample notoriety over recent decades, particularly across Latin America where targeted incentives feature prominently in environmental services initiatives, such as for carbon storage or watershed regulation. Open access link: Incentive-based conservation in Peru: Assessing the state of six ongoing PES and REDD+ initiatives. Here we first develop an analytical framework for assessing the Peruvian initiatives of conservation incentives. We then identify six ongoing interventions that have introduced incentives conditional upon compliance with voluntary environmental commitments. We collected information from secondary sources and conducted semi-structured interviews with thirty national- and local-level stakeholders. We scrutinized the extent to which such [...]

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Governance innovations for forest ecosystem service provision – Insights from an EU-wide survey

This paper analyses the occurrence of governance innovations for forest ecosystem service (FES) provision in the forestry sector in Europe and the factors that influence innovation development.

Open access link: Governance Innovations for forest ecosystem service provision–Insights from an EU-wide survey

Scanning the solutions for the sustainable supply of forest ecosystem services in Europe

Open access link: Scanning the solutions for the sustainable supply of forest ecosystem services in Europe Forests are key components of European multifunctional landscapes and supply numerous forest ecosystem services (FES) fundamental to human well-being. The sustainable provision of FES has the potential to provide responses to major societal challenges, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, or rural development. To identify suitable strategies for the future sustenance of FES, we performed a solution scanning exercise with a group of transdisciplinary forest and FES experts from different European regions. We identified and prioritized fifteen major challenges hindering the balanced provision of multiple [...]

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. 

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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.

 

Looking to the future for forest ecosystem services in Europe

What are the potential opportunities and support needed for the provision of forest ecosystem services to contribute towards forest strategies in Europe? Find out in this online dissemination event on 30 March 2022.

30 March 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 CET | online event
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Climate change mitigation meets biodiversity conservation in Europe – two sides of the same coin?

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.

2 March 2022, 10:30 - 12:30 |  Registrations