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SIMRA’s final Policy Brief How can Policy help bring about Social Innovation in Rural Areas?

  • 2020

Forest plantations in Southwestern Europe A comparative trend analysis on investment returns, markets and policies

  • 2019

RAF 2019 Italy Bosco Limite. The forest that defends against climate change

  • 2019

The first “Report on the state of Italian forests” aims to provide a global, detailed and timely picture of the state of Italian forests and its supply chains. The article, written by the Etifor team in collaboration with Davide Pettenella, presents a successful case study: Bosco Limite.

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In recent decades Italian society has gradually lost sight of the importance of forests, a green lung that covers about 40% of the national territory.We have also forgotten how the national forest system, with its productive, environmental and socio-cultural chains, still represents a vital fulcrum of the country today. In this context, the first “Report on the state of Italian forests” (RAF – Rapporto sullo stato delle foreste e del settore forestale in Itali) was created to provide a global, detailed and accurate picture of the state of Italian forests and its chains. The article written by the Etifor team in collaboration with Davide Pettenella, professor at the University of Padua, presents a successful case study: Bosco Limite.

 

ARTICLE’S TITLE
Bosco Limite.
La “foresta fuoriporta” che difende dal cambiamento climatico
(Bosco Limite. The forest that defends against climate change, page 244-5)

AUTHORS
L.Brotto, G.Amato, D.Pettenella, A.Ruberto

PUBLICATION
The “Rapporto sullo stato delle foreste e del settore forestale in Italia” (RaF Italia 2017-2018) was credtede by Direzione generale delle foreste del Mipaaft during the project RETERURALE NAZIONALE 2014-2020.

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Valuing forest ecosystem services a training manual for planners and project developers

  • 2019

The aim of this manual, published by FAO, is to enhance understanding of ecosystem services and their valuation. Most of the examples and case studies presented herein, therefore, are tailored to the Bangladesh context, but the general concepts, approaches and methods can be applied to a broad spectrum of situations.

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The aim of this manual is to enhance understanding of ecosystem services and their valuation. The specific target group comprises governmental officers in planning units and field-level officers and practitioners in key government departments in Bangladesh responsible for project development, including the Ministry of Environment and Forests and its agencies.

Most of the examples and case studies presented herein, therefore, are tailored to the Bangladesh context, but the general concepts, approaches and methods can be applied to a broad spectrum of situations. This manual focuses on valuing forest-related ecosystem services, including those provided by trees outside forests. It is expected to improve valuation efforts and help ensure the better use of such values in policymaking and decision making.

Among other things, the manual explores the basics of financial mathematics; the main methods of economic valuation; examples of the valuation of selected ecosystem services; and inputs for considering values in decision making (the full abstract is available on FAO website)

The study, published by FAO, includes contributions from our team and the TESAF Department of the University of Padua.

Authors:

Masiero, M.
Pettenella, D.
Boscolo, M.
Barua, S.K.
Animon, I.
Matta J.R

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Demonstrating Ecosystem Services Impacts FSC International (FSC-GUI-30-006)

  • 2018

Enhancing outdoor recreation and biodiversity through payments for ecosystem services

  • 2018

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.

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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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Forests and Water

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):

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forest and water

What does the future hold for poplar cultivation?

  • 2018
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