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Valuing Forest Ecosystem Services in Europe

  • 2024 2027
  • Valuing Forest Ecosystem Services in Europe
  • EU
  • Commissione Europea
  • University of Copenhagen (UCPH) RES DK
    Wageningen University (WU) RES NL
    European Forest Institute (EFI) RES FI
    KU Leuven (KUL) RES BE
    Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) RES ES
    University of Padova (UNIPD) RES IT
    Prospex Institute (PI) SME BE
    Etifor S.r.l. Società Benefit (ETIFOR) SME IT
    Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE) RES DE
    Stefan cel Mare University (USV) RES RO
    Land Life (LANDLIFE) SME NL
    WWF Bulgaria (WWFB) NGO BG
    European Landowners Organisation (ELO)

The INTERCEDE project is an initiative to address pressing issues concerning the undervaluation and lack of economic recognition attributed to forest ecosystem services (FES) across Europe.

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Providing financial incentives to forest owners to manage forests sustainably

BioFin: unlock finance to protect biodiversity

  • 2024 2026
  • BioFin: unlock finance to protect biodiversity
  • EU
  • European Commission
    • UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK (Ireland)
    • STICHTING NATURALIS BIODIVERSITY CENTER (The Netherlands)
    • GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET (Sweden)
    • THE QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST (United Kingdom)
    •  UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT (The Netherlands)
    • RAINNO IDIOTIKI KEFALAIOUCHIKI  (Greece)
    • IST-ID ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO (Portugal)
    • SARAJEVSKA REGIONALNA RAZVOJNA AGENCIJA SERDA (Bosnia Erzegovina)
    • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA (Italy)
    • Deloitte & Touche (Ireland)
    •  The Institute of Bankers in Ireland
    •  SUSTAINABILITY LITERACY TEST (France)
    • INTERNATIONAL LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE (Belgium)

The BioFin project aims to support mainstream finance actors in developing and implementing investments in nature-based solutions to protect and restore biodiversity and the environment.

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How can mainstream finance contribute to the goals of biodiversity restoration and protection?

Increasing resilience to extreme events through “sponge landscapes”

  • 2023 2027
  • Increasing resilience to extreme events through “sponge landscapes”
  • EU
  • EU Commission
  • Stichting Deltares (Deltares)
    UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)
    International Office for Water (OiEau)
    University of Padova (UniPD)
    University of Ljubljana (UL)
    Slovenian Environment Agency (ARSO)
    Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS)
    WWF Greece (WWF)

Natural solutions to improve the functionality of sponge landscapes in European river basins to increase the resilience of communities against hydro-meteorological extreme events.

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SpongeScapes: a project involving 14 European countries

MediterRE3: Technical advisory on governance and financing of forest protected areas

  • 2023

In Europe, fires burn over 500,000 hectares of forest annually, and scientists estimate that during the 21st century, the number and extent of wildfires will increase due to climate change.

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Reducing fire-related greenhouse gas emissions by promoting fire-smart landscape management

Brescia: a nature-based future

  • 2022 2024

Cities are among the places most likely to experience the effects of climate change. This is the reason why the municipality of Brescia, in collaboration with Ersaf and Etifor, promotes an innovation management plan for green areas and biodiversity, which includes the evaluation of ecosystem services and the simulation of possible nature-based solutions. 

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Building an innovative Management Plan for the Green Areas and Biodiversity in the municipality of Brescia

Eradication of boars and mouflons on the Elba Island

  • 2023

The feasibility study, realized with Oikos Institute and Nemo Srl, analyses the eco-ethological, social, economic, technical and legal variables of the two ungulates management options. Specifically, Etifor will conduct an opinion poll among locals and key stakeholder groups to understand their perception of the “presence of ungulate” on the island.

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The Project The feasibility study, realized with Oikos Institute and Nemo Srl, analyses the eco-ethological, social, economic, technical and legal variables of the two ungulates management options. Specifically, Etifor will conduct an opinion poll among locals and key stakeholder groups to understand their perception of the “presence of ungulate” on the island.

Climate crisis adaptation of Land Irrigation Authorities of Veneto Region PhD Research Project

  • 2022 2025

This PhD, co-funded by Etifor, focuses on the study of the ecosystem approach and nature-based solutions for adaptation to the climate crisis in the Reclamation Consortia of the Veneto Region.

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Ecosystem approach and nature-based solutions for climate crisis adaptation of Land Irrigation Authorities of Veneto Region

Developing the resilience of individuals and communities with nature-based therapies

  • 2023
  • Developing the resilience of individuals and communities with nature-based therapies
  • ItalyAustriaBelgiumBulgariaDenmarkNetherlandsSpainSwedenUnited Kingdom
  • EU Commission
  • Led by environmental psychologist Dr. Mat White at Vienna University’s Cognitive Science Hub, the consortium consists of world leaders in NbT research, practice, policy, and innovation in Austria (Green Care Austria, Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität Salzburg), Belgium (EuroHealthNet), Bulgaria (Meditcinsky Universitet-Plovdiv), Denmark (Københavns Universitet), Italy (Universita degli Studi di Padova, ETIFOR), the Netherlands (Natuurvoormensen Omgevingspsychologisch Onderzoek, Universiteit Twente), Spain (ISGLOBAL, AZTI), Sweden (Nature Based Solution Institute, Uppsala Universitet), and the UK (University of Exeter, funded by UKRI), with additional expert oversight from leading NbT researchers/practitioners in Australia (University of Wollongong), Canada (University of British Columbia) and the US (Cornell University, University of California San Francisco).

Against the rise of non-communicable and chronic diseases, nature can provide a solution. For this reason, RESONATE wants to provide more evidence on the benefits of nature for health and wellbeing and provide the use of nature in this sense. 

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A project uniting Nature Based Therapies experts from around the world.

GreenScape CE

  • 2023

The EU CAP Network workshop ‘Young entrepreneurs – Engines of innovation in rural areas’ took place in Dublin, Ireland, on Wednesday 30 November and Thursday 1 December 2022. Etifor helped coordinate the development of the workshop, choosing the methodologies and supporting their implementation.

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Integrating Nature-based Solutions in the grey infrastructure of cities

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