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The EU Parliament approves the Carbon Removal Certification Framework

  • 2023

On 21 November 2023, the European Parliament approved the Carbon Removal Certification Framework: the scheme establishes monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) rules to ensure the high quality of carbon removals, counteracting greenwashing.

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New monitoring, reporting and verification rules to ensure high-quality carbon removals and tackle greenwashing.

What does drought have to do with floods? A Will Media documentary

  • 2023

What is going on? Do we or do we not have water? In the documentary “Senza Acqua. Troppa Acqua (Without Water. Too Much Water)” by Will Media, Lucio Brotto talks about how can forests and natural areas help us cope with drought.

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How can there be drought if it has rained so much? The widespread and intense rainfalls of the last few months have surely helped reduce, at least partially, the drought emergency that has affected northern Italy and other European countries for more than one year. The Po river, for example, has recovered

Towards Regenerative Approaches in Successful Tourism & Forestry practices

  • 2023

On the 4th of May we participate to the webinar “Towards Regenerative Approaches in Successful Tourism & Forestry Practices” organised by the Connecting Nature Enterprise Platform. An opportunity to discuss and exchange knowledge about regenerative approaches and their application. Here are the key learnings and takeaways from the webinar. 

 

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Key learnings and takeaways from the webinar

Carbon Farming: the new regulation proposal of the European Commission

  • 2022

On the 30th of November 2022, the European Commission published its long-awaited proposal for a regulation to create an EU framework for the voluntary certification of carbon removals.

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On the 30th of November 2022, the European Commission published its long-awaited proposal for a regulation to create an EU framework for the voluntary certification of carbon removals. The objectives of the proposal The proposal, which was eagerly awaited by operators in the sector, is part of the "voluntary market" for carbon,

Payments for Ecosystem Services: how to value ecosystems fairly

  • 2022

Ecosystem Services have great value for both the environment and human beings. However, very often this value is not reflected economically, making it difficult to implement incentives and funding schemes for the promotion of Ecosystem Services.

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Ecosystem Services (ES) are the benefits offered by nature to humans. In economic terms, many of them are presented as externalities, i.e. as effects of an activity that have a positive or negative impact on subjects who have not had a decision-making role with respect to it. While they have a recognised value,

FSC and the Ecosystem Services Procedure: a leading global standard and impact verification tool for forest ecosystem services

  • 2022

At the FSC General Assembly, held last October in Bali, members voted a policy motion to position FSC as a leading, high-integrity international standard for the certification of forest ecosystem services in support of mitigation strategies. The motion was presented by Etifor and was approved with an overwhelming and broad support.

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In the middle of the ecological and climate crisis we are facing, responsible forest management and protection of forests will lay a crucial role. If protected and well-managed, forests provide important benefits (also known as “ecosystem services”) in terms of CO2 sequestration and storage, biodiversity conservation, improvement of water quality, and many more.

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