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Social innovation in marginalised rural areas

  • 2016 2020
The SIMRA project wants to bridge the gap in knowledge about social innovation in marginalised rural areas through the enhancement of innovative systems and good governance mechanisms applied to rural, development.
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SIMRA, strengthening innovative systems and good governance to develop the territory

Promoting innovative start-ups that invest in nature

  • 2016 2018
  • Promoting innovative start-ups that invest in nature
  • Sustainable investments
  • ItalyUnited StatesRomaniaSpainUnited Kingdom
  • European Commission
  • Fledge Environment, Forest Design, Ecosystem Marketplace, NepCon, Ricardo plc, Transylvania University of Brasov, University Polytechnic of Madrid, University of Manchester.

ECOSTAR is a hub and accelerator that, through networking and training activities, links together the academic and business worlds, and promotes the founding and acceleration of new entrepreneurial initiatives, which aim at having a positive impact on the environment and society. The initiative is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union, and by private investors.

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An international hub that promotes and accelerates businesses with a positive impact on the environment and society

ECOSTAR | Ecosystem services entrepreneurship

  • Dec.18 - Mar.19

ECOSTAR “Ecosystem services entrepreneurship: from ideas to business” online course provides continuous interaction with top international professors, experts and company directors specialized in the fields of forestry and ecosystem services and products.

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ECOSTAR “Ecosystem services entrepreneurship: from ideas to business” online course provides continuous interaction with top international professors, experts and company directors specialized in the fields of forestry and ecosystem services and products. The course will run from 10th December 2018 to February / March 2019, on Moodle’s e-learning platform. APPLY NOW - EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Save 100 € with our online prepayment discount. Pay only 250 € (VAT included) instead of 350 €. COURSE SECTORS Natural capital Economic evaluation Sustainable investments Wild forest products Payment for ecosystem services Forest certification Carbon market WHY APPLY? 1 Course, 2 Universities Up to 150 learning-hours High quality e-modules Continuous mentor support Updated market data 24 International company case studies   Please write to us if you need any further information: info@ecostarhub.com

Forest Management Auditing Certification of Forest Products and Services

  • 2018

Forest managers, auditors and project developers require a new range of skills: this book, co-editing by Etifor, outlines the market-based tools that are required by such professionals to ensure corporate social responsibility in the forestry sector.

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It is difficult to find products or services in the market that are not defined as sustainable. But what makes a product or a service really sustainable? A good reference standard and a serious and independent system of control (audit). Lucio Brotto (Etifor Srl) and Davide Pettenella (University of Padova) as editors, and the rest of the contributing authors, were able to produce this new book that addresses the subject giving a complete and update picture of the standards and certification systems implemented in the forestry sector. Beginning with a market and policy analysis, the book fosters a deeper understanding of standards, methodologies and auditing techniques. The certification process is described within the general framework of the market-based tools available in the forestry sector. The book shows how a mutual learning process between established forest certification processes and innovative markets is needed. It addresses key topics such as High Conservation Value (HCV) approaches, the role of independent certification versus due diligence process, the new development connected to environmental services certification. Numerous case studies are included from a wide range of contexts, including both temperate and tropical forests in developed and developing countries. This publication is an effective way to think about the state-of-the-art of Forest Management Auditing and help new professionals through the many and complex options in this area. BUY NOW A 20% discount code is available for this book. CONTACT US for more information  

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