The Nexus approach stems from the realization that water, energy, agriculture and natural ecosystems exhibit strong interlinkages, and that under a traditional sectoral approach, attempting to achieve resource security independently often endangers sustainability and security in one or more of the other sectors.
REXUS is an innovative and experimental project that, through a multitude of approaches, aims to improve the understanding of the Nexus interactions between Water, Energy, Food and Climate (WEFC) as a framework for resource security and sustainable development.
The state forests of Lombardy are home to over 100 springs, each of which provides water for different, fundamental uses. What are they, where are they, how much are they worth? This study commissioned by Ersaf tries to answer these questions.
Policy analysis for ecosystem services in Gran Chaco biome
Policy and legislation analysis in relation to the management and economic evaluation of ecosystem services in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina.
Consorzio di Bonifica Piave
Impacts and adaptation strategies for Consorzio di Bonifica Piave
Technical advice to promote good governance, assess ecosystem services arising from the Water Board activity and pursue a new project proposal for the implementation of the environmental flow directives in Piave river.
Consultancy for the analysis and evaluation of the LIFE e-Natura2000.edu project impacts. The project aims to the promote e-learning experiences and capacity building in support to the Natura 2000 management.
Department of National Parks of the Royal Thai Government
This project “Development of a Communication Strategy and Assessing Information and Media Products for Thailand’s REDD+ Programme” support the Department of National Parks of the Royal Thai Government (RTG) in developing its REDD+ Strategy so that it is technically sound and environmentally and socially sustainable, as well as in compliance with World Bank safeguards policies.
In collaboration with the Civil Volunteering Group (Gruppo di Volontariato Civile – GVC) we define the calculation and payment methods for the Climate Smart Agriculture platform and create “sTreeT”: a new tool to enhance the environmental services generated by international cooperation projects in more than 10 countries such as Vietnam, Mozambique, Cuba.
Nucleo Carbonio Report 2018
Data elaboration, interpretation and description for the report “State of the Italian Forest Carbon Market 2018”.
Environmental improvement project through the planting of 2000 new trees within the area of the Regional Park Oglio Sud
The project promotes the conservation of the Natural Capital through the experimentation of Payments for Environmental Services (PES) in Eastern Lombardy, enhancing the ecological connection of the inland water system Garda-Mino-Oglio.
Integrated Management of PES, Environmental Offsets and the EU Agricultural Policy
Research on the use of software “Integrated Valuation of Environmental Services and Tradeoffs – InVEST” to evaluate and map ecosystem services provided by different habitats and soil use in the Veneto Region.
UNECE Water & Forests
Research for the United Nations Economic Commission of Europe and FAO office Geneve based on “Forests and Water: Valuation and Payments for Forest Ecosystem Services.
The SINCERE project brings together politics, science and action to generate positive impact on forests and related benefits. Etifor is responsible for one of the Innovative Actions that will be developed to increase the value of the natural capital of forests.
Creation of a new forest for groundwater recharging. Etifor designed the payment schemes for the water-services, recreational services for local population, biodiversity and carbon reduction. Find out more on Boscolimite.it
Development of the new communication and community engagement strategy for the Spring Forest in Palladium’s Vicenza Area, Venice
Accounting and administrative management services for Veterinary without Borders association.
ESF projects for the environment
Carbon Footprint Veneto
Carbon footprint and CO2 reduction plan for Venice based Forestry administration.
Scouting, design and implementation of Kitshanga Reforestation project. The creation of 20 hectares of new forest with native species along the Virunga National Park for protection of mountain gorilla, coupled with small-scale intensive family eucalyptus plantations. This is a CO2 compensations project.
Development of CARBOMICRO guidelines for micro reforestation projects in developing countries.
LIFE GESTIRE 2020
Technical assistance for the definition/management of relations, governance, regulations, monitoring protocols, disclosure and training in the context of the Project LIFE2014 – GESTIRE 2020
FMP Emilia Romagna
Technical and scientific support for the arrangement of the forest management plan (FMP) of the Emilia-Romagna Region.
RDM Progetti S.r.l.
Adaptation of Mediterranean woodland to climate change
Economic assessment of forest-fires damages in Valnerina area (Umbria) and analysis of the links between media activities and forest fires with the aim of improving the adaptation of Mediterranean natural areas to climate change-related risks (in particular, erosion, fires, diseases).
RDM Progetti S.r.l.
RDM Prjects For Climadapt
Programme MED – Project FORCLIMADAPT. Evaluation of economic benefits from a fire-fighting plan in the context of forest fires in the regional context.
NEPCON CNRA Italy
Consultancy work to complete Categories 1, 4 and 5 of the Centralized National Risk Assessment (CNRA) for Italy using NEPCon’s Forest Legality Assessment Framework (FLAF) template and FLAF Centralized National Risk Assessment Guidelines.
Italian voluntary carbon market analysis
Italian Voluntary Forest Carbon Market analysis in collaboration with Ecosystem Marketplace. Realized for the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (MiPAAF)
Consultancy for the analysis of the socio-economic impacts evaluation of the LIFE PRO NET project.
Sustainability assessment and physical-chemical characterization of biomasses in the context of the project Microperla.
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Development of Forest Carbon and Water Projects in Hue Province.
FSC Ecosystem Services TEST
Testing of FSC procedures on certification of ecosystem services (water, recreational/tourist services, carbon capture, biodiversity and landscape) with both recreation and protection forests. in Italy.
FSC Ecosystem Services France
Support to Caisse de Depot and Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE) on the development of the forest carbon market in France.
ETRA S.p.a., Comune di Carmignano di Brenta, Comune di Fontaniva, Comune di Nove
CARMIGNANO LIFE BRENTA
Development of the project proposal LIFE – Nature and Biodiversity 2017 on water ecosystem services scheme for Brenta River.
ROCK THE ALPS
Consultancy to reinforce and strengthen the implementation of rockfall risk prevention policy and mitigation strategy.
Making public goods provision the core business of Natura 2000
Assessment of recreative and other ecosystem services provided by the regional forests managed by ERSAF, support in stakeholders consultation and identification of potential PES mechanisms.
Production of the Project Design Document for forest management in Apuan Alps Park in Tuscany.
DAFNAE Department (UNIPD)
Focus groups management for ecosystem services of mountain products in the context of “Top-value project: added value of the mountain product”.
CTS - Centro Turistico Studentesco e Giovanile
CTS Green jobs
Analysis of the green jobs related to the Natura 2000 Network and support for the management and valorisation of the Natura 2000 Network.
Production of Project Design Document (PDD) for the “Canjombe Community Ecosystem Service”, verified Plan Vivo standard to fight forest degradation and deforestation.
REDD+ feasibility study in Unguia, Caribe and Oriente Antioqueno with protection and restoration of forests for water ecosystem services.
Comune di Cessalto
SOCIAL FORESTS WITH AFP
Organization of the first “Live The Forest” event on recreational, cultural and social and health use of forests
Comune di Brendola
Update of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and Sustainable Energy Action Plan
Elaboration of the study and quantification of the carbon uptake carried on by the masica trees, elaboration of the marketing and selling of the CO2 emission quotas in the voluntary market for the cooperative La Paz
Carbon Footprint standards benchmark analysis and collection of best practices in Europe.
GVC - Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Design of Portal Flora ecosystem services compensation scheme for Mato Grosso (Brazil).
Huong Son Nature is the first Vietnamese forest regeneration project that fight climate change, loss of biodiversity and poverty through activities of forest protection, trees planting and development of market for wild forest products. The project originated from the results of the UN GEF (Global Environmental Facility) funded ForCES project powered by the Forest Stewardship Council®.
This project is a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment for Sudan’s REDD+ Programme. The project is funded by the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. The client is the Forest National Corporation of Sudan.
GO Brenta 2020 is an Innovation Brokering project, financed by Misura 16.1 of the Rural Development Program (RDP) 2014-2020. The “Operational Group” is a network of public and private authorities that collaborate for water conservation of River Brenta.
Development and protection of lowland forest resources
Since 2011, we assist AFP (Association of Lowland Forests) in the management of 320 hectares of recreational forests in the Venice area (3 million tourist per year). The forests are both publicly and privately owned and are FSC certified. We deal with fundraising activities (€ 1.7 million in 5 years), project assistance to members, dissemination and promotion activities for the forests.
GESTIRE is an experimental project co-funded by the European Commission under the LIFE+ Program for the conservation of biodiversity in Lombardy. The aim of the initiative is to define a long-term plan for the management and conservation of sites, habitats and species within the Natura 2000 Regional Network.
Contrasting the vulnerability of protected ecosystems
Making Good Nature is a LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance project that identifies and quantifies the main ecosystem services provided by Natura 2000 Network sites in six Italian regions. As technical consultants, we deal with the analysis of the bibliography on ecosystem services in the forests of Lombardy; we carry out a field survey for the valuation of the touristic-recreational services in four pilot-areas; we organize and manage stakeholder consultation tables.
Gruppo di Volontariato Civile
Greenhouse gas compensation in Brazil
For the Gruppo di Volontariato Civilewe are carrying out a feasibility study to establish the priority intervention areas for the implementation of forestry gas compensation projects in Ibià, Minas Gerais (Brazil).The study will be part of the pilot project for the ‘Provincia ad Emissioni Zero” inside the Provincia Autonoma di Trento (Italy) call of bids.