The Upcoming EU Proposal on “Deforestation-free Products”: from Theory to Practice through the Lessons Learned from the EUTR Implementation

  • 2022

This article compares the new proposal for the “Zero Deforestation” Regulation with the current EU Regulation on Timber (EUTR), with the aim to shed some light on the new rules and the implications for the actors involved.

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Over the last few months, the European Commission has been discussing the adoption of a new Regulation to curb deforestation and forest degradation driven by the expansion of agricultural land. Already named “Zero Deforestation”, this proposal aims at aligning the policies on import with EU sustainability goals. When adopted, the new Regulation will

The Nature of Cities Festival Online event

  • 29 - 31.03.2022

The Nature of Cities Festival is back! This year’s edition will be held from the 29th to the 31st of March 2022, with a rich programming across all time zones.

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How will the city of the future look like? The Nature of Cities Festival is the world’s first and only cities festival with a truly global and transdisciplinary nature. This event is experimental and very interactive, with most of the sessions being participatory. The aim is to enhance new ways of

Urban Forests and Green Areas as Nature-Based Solutions for Brownfield Redevelopment: A Case Study from Brescia Municipal Area (Italy)

  • 2022

This study analyses two alternative NBS intervention scenarios for the regeneration of a brownfield site in Brescia (Italy). The aim of this research is to contribute to expanding the existing literature on the effective assessment of NBS and to provide an example of how research and practice can be integrated to inform urban management activities.

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In recent years, cities are going through major changes and facing major challenges in terms of sustainability. In order to promote the green transition, today many urban centres today need to plan the regeneration of brownfield areas. In this context, Nature-Based Solutions (NBSs) are often considered an effective tool to promote the green

Closing the loop: sustainable finance | Webinar

  • 09.03.22

On the 9th of March 2022, the webinar “Closing the loop: sustainable finance” will discuss sustainable investments with the aim to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and tools to accompany their companies’ green transition.

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Sustainability and profit. How can they be combined for the development of a more sustainable and green economy?

The evolution of the European Timber Regulation | Webinar

  • 03.03.22

The webinar taking place on the 3rd of March 2022 will explain the legislative process, the aims and the main operational aspects of the new regulation. In addition, it will be an opportunity to discuss the experiences gained during the implementation of the EUTR through the voice of experts and people working in the timber sector.

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Legality and sustainability of agroforestry production and the affirmation of Due Diligence in the new "Zero Deforestation" Regulation.

Green Infrastructure and Climate Change Adaptation

  • 2022

The volume “Green Infrastructure and Climate Change Adaptation” was produced with the aim to illustrate the benefits of this type of infrastructure. Alessandro Leonardi from Etifor has contributed to this publication with an article on how to design an appropriate and cost-effective forest green infrastructure for water payment schemes to protect and improve water quality.

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The term “Green Infrastructure” (GI) has mainly been discussed from an adaptation strategy perspective in cities and urban areas. However, as this volume shows, GI are relevant for rural and suburban areas too, proving many positive benefits. One of the most important characteristics of GIs is their multifunctionality, as they help maintain biodiversity

Technical assistance service for proposals “BioClima” | Webinar

  • 02-03.2022

A webinar, free of charge and in Italian, to allow you to learn more about the aims and criteria of the Lombardy Region’s BioClima call for proposals and the opportunities offered by the assistance service.

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ISCRIVITI A webinar, free of charge and in Italian, to allow you to learn more about the aims and criteria of the Lombardy Region's BioClima call for proposals and the opportunities offered by the assistance service. AVAILABLE DATES The event will be repeated on 3 different dates to allow all

Uforest – Training needs’ assessment and stakeholder analysis

  • 2021

Our team worked on the “Uforest Training Needs’ Assessment and Stakeholder Analysis” report. It provides an overview of the existing demand on training needs to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in urban forestry and Nature Based Solutions (NBS).

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Urban forests represent an innovative solution, but there are still few specific training opportunity on this subject.

EU Market Outlooks on Green Care

  • 2021

Our team worked on four EU Market Outlooks, one for each Green4C’s project thematic sectors: Forest-based care; Urban green care; Social agriculture; and Green care tourism. The market outlooks investigate and provide market figures and business models associated to the four main Green Care markets. The different outlooks are separate and will be published on the reference page at different times.

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Nature for Health, Well-being and Social Inclusion

Non-wood forest products for people, nature and the green economy

  • 2021

This white paper is a call to recognise, and to leverage, the potential of NWFP to contribute to policy priorities in Europe, especially in relation to rural development, nature conservation, and human well-being. It shows how leveraging NWFP potential could contribute to the successful implementation of the European Green Deal, and to a greener and more sustainable post-COVID economy restart.

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Recommendations for policy priorities in Europe. A white paper based on lessons learned from around the Mediterranean.
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