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Issue #1
January 2019

Mobilising local society to discuss innovative solutions for regional challenges

Making sure that local voices are listened to when it comes to developing innovative solutions for ecosystem services is one of the major components of the SINCERE project. Each of the project’s Innovation Action case studies has identified key local and regional stakeholders with whom to consult on the various innovative mechanisms, which could potentially be implemented in the project’s eleven case studies. These stakeholders, who include forest or land owners and managers, forest users, local authorities, entrepreneurs and forest-owner associations have been invited to form local Multi-Actor Groups (MAG).

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Bizkaia, Spain

First Multi-Actor Group meeting in Bizkaia.

Eastern Lombardy, Italy

Poplar and biodiversity: stakeholders discuss the challenges ahead?

Catalonia, Spain

Rialb 2021: stakeholders discuss forests for water in Catalonia.
Read the reports from the other regions
Borgo Val di Taro, Italy | Copenhagen, Denmark | Cusco, Peru | Flanders, Belgium | Kuusamo-Ruka, Finland | Lenzburg, Switzerland | Medvednica, Croatia | Voskresensky, Russia

Upcoming events: Co-Design for Innovation Actions

The Co-Design Event will be the first time project partners, regional stakeholders and European stakeholders get together to discuss the design and planning of the project’s eleven Innovation Action cases. Through a series of facilitated discussions, working groups and presentation, participants will focus on challenges and solutions to potential innovation mechanisms, contributing to the choice and design of the mechanisms to be implemented. 

The Co-Design Event takes place in Leuven, Belgium from 28-29 January and is then followed by the project’s second General Assembly.
UK Natural Capital Investment Conference London, UK, 28 February 2019
6th Mediterranean Forest Week Brummana, Lebanon, 1-5 April 2019
22nd European Forum on Urban Forestry Cologne, Germany, 22-24 May 2019
World Conference on Forests for Public Health Athens, Greece, 8-11 May 2019
EUSTAFOR State Forest Conference Austria, 12-14 June 2019
Tree of all Trades
What are the benefits of trees in cities? Find out in this great information video on importance and services of the urban forest in Halifax, Canada. Watch now!

Meet the partners  
Tom Enbo

Natuurinvest (OC-ANB), Belgium
“We have to make decisions that bear in mind ‘people’, ‘planet’ and ‘profit’ – ‘the triple P approach’”

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From principles to practices in paying for nature's services

Behind the paper
Comment & opinion 

What's new in Forest Ecosystem Services?

Climate and Land Use Alliance, November 2018: Five reasons the Earth’s climate depends on forests: Statement from Scientist Signatories

UNECE and FAO, November 2018: Study on payment for ecosystem services schemes for forests

Viterbo Declaration 2018: Beech Forests
PEFC 2018: Sustainable Forest Management standards

IUCN 2018: Tools for measuring, modelling, and valuing ecosystem services

Ministerial Katowice Declaration 2018: Forests for Climate
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773702.
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