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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

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  

Research apprenticeship & PhD Agricultural supply chains and circular economy

  • Before May 31, 2019

We are looking for a graduate student to introduce to our team as a Junior Officer and who is interested in carrying out a PhD. The subject of the PhD will be on traditional agricultural supply chains and the potential reuse of by-products derived. Find out more!

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Who are we looking for? We are looking for a graduate student to introduce to our team as a Junior Officer and who is interested in carrying out a PhD. The subject of the PhD will be on traditional agricultural supply chains (cereals and nuts) and the potential reuse of by-products derived from the transformation of the raw, semi-finished or finished product. The candidate must have a degree in agricultural (or related) sciences and have a passion for the processing of agricultural products. We are looking for a person capable of being involved in Research and Development in the field of circular economy and in particular in increasing the efficiency and enhancement of by-products of the agricultural supply chains. Suitable applicants will have: - no more than 29 years; - Master's degree in agricultural or related sciences; - good knowledge of English; - interest in scientific research. Suitable applicants should have: - previous work experience; - interest in the environment and nature-related issues; - interest and experiences related to circular economy and/or agricultural products. What do we offer you? The selected person will be part of the Etifor team and he/she will sign a Higher-level education and research apprenticeship - PhD Programmes contract (in Italian "Contratto di Apprendistato di alta formazione e ricerca - Dottorati di ricerca"). The candidate, who must have a master's degree and not be more than 29 years old at the time of recruitment, will follow a PhD course with the University of Padua and will be hired by Etifor. The theme of the doctorate will be related to the issues mentioned in this announcement and will be agreed with Etifor and the University. The doctorate will take place at the TeSAF Department of the University of Padua (Campus of Agripolis in Legnaro, PD) and the contract of Apprenticeship of higher education and research - PhD will have the same duration as the doctorate (3 years). The selected candidate will have: the possibility of combining research and work; the possibility of being placed in a rapidly growing reality that works every day to improve the environment and society in Italy and around the world; a workplace immersed in greenery (University Campus of Agripolis in Legnaro, PD); a close-knit team ready to help him How to apply? The candidate must send the following information in English through the online form on this page no later than Friday, May 31, 2019. For further information write to jobs@etifor.com In the application form we ask you to attach the following materials: Curriculum vitae with list of your publications (if you have any) Letter of application Two Reference Letters (preferably in English and together in 1 file) Research Project Details about the Research Project: The PhD project will focus on the circular economy and the innovative reuse of by-products from the agricultural supply chain. Please send us a research proposal of maximum 2 pages in which you should: - choose the agricultural product supply chain; - indicate the context and background

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