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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

Forests and Water Valuation and payments for forest ecosystem services

  • 2018

The objectives of this study are to further improve our understanding about the ways in which payments for ecosystem services schemes can be applied to forests, in particular focusing on forest’s hydrological functions for the mutual benefit of both humans and the environment.

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The objectives of the"Forests and Water - Valuation and payments for forest ecosystem services" study are to further improve our understanding about the ways in which payments for ecosystem services schemes can be applied to forests, in particular focusing on forest’s hydrological functions for the mutual benefit of both humans and the environment. In addition, the study covers advances and challenges facing these schemes and provides practical guidance for policymakers and practitioners. This study contains the most comprehensive currently available database of case studies on water-related payment for forest ecosystem services schemes in the UNECE region. The study can be considered as having the most up-to-date database currently available of case studies on PES related to water in forest ecosystems. The study, published by UNECE FAO, includes contributions from our team and the TESAF Department of the University of Padova. Among the authors are (in alphabetical order): Alessandro Leonardi, CEO Etifor Mauro Masiero, Università degli Studi di Padova and Etifor co-founder Colm O'Driscoll, Sustainable Investments Officer Etifor Davide Pettenella, Università degli Studi di Padova and Etifor co-founder DOWNLOAD THE PUBLICATION HERE

OPEN SUMMIT Climate Change is the planet testimonial for innovation?

  • 17 dic. 18

Can innovation be a key factor in mitigating and adapting to climate change? On December 17 in Milan take part in “Climate Change: is the planet testimonial for innovation?” organized by StartupItalia as part of the Open Summit 18. We will be present to talk about future and sustainability!

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The consequences of climate change are now under our eyes: The Arctic is overheating at a temperature twice the rest of the planet, but also at our latitudes the upheaval of the climate is undeniable. What is happening in other countries? The peoples of the Earth how are they preparing to tackle climate change? Can innovation be a key factor in mitigating and adapting to climate change? Stories and innovations for a resilient future Alessandro Leonardi, CEO Etifor, will be present to tell how sustainable innovation plays a central role in our future. WHEN 17 December 2018 14:00 – 15:30 CET WHERE Palazzo del Ghiaccio 14 Via Giovanni Battista Piranesi 20137 Milano (Italy) EVENT REGISTRATION

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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