Social innovation

  • 2021
  • Social innovation
  • Local development
  • 2021
  • B.Sless; C.Burlando; E.Pisani; L.Secco; N.Polman

This paper explores the contested concept of social innovation by using the ideas of discourse and framing as a lens to explore the contested definitions of social innovation.

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A preliminary exploration of a contested concept

EU Blueprint on Green Care

  • 2021

Find out more by reading this Green4C publication about EU Blueprint on Green Care: Nature for Health, Well-being and Social Inclusion.

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Nature for Health, Well-being and Social Inclusion

How can National Forest Funds catalyse the provision of ecosystem services

  • 2021

National Forest Funds (NFFs) are a significant source of funding for the forestry sector. In this paper, we analysed three NFF case studies (Costa Rica, Morocco, and Vietnam) in order to assess, with operational examples, if and to what extent NFFs already operate on Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) or PES-like mechanisms.

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National forest funds and Payments for Ecosystem Services in Costa Rica, Morocco and Vietnam.

Sustainable climate investments 2020

  • 2020

The handbook, by ItaSIF with inputs coming from a working group, analyzes the crucial role of sustainable finance in view of achieving climate targets.

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The “Sustainable climate investments” handbook analyzes the crucial role of sustainable finance in view of achieving climate targets, both in terms of integrating sustainability considerations into investment choices, and in financing mitigation and adaptation solutions.

Within the handbook, Etifor developed chapter 5.1 related to agriculture and forests. The first part of the chapter describes the deep interconnection between agriculture and forests and their complex relation with climate. On the one hand, the mitigation actions associated with these two sectors represent effective and strategic solutions to tackle the climate crisis (it is estimated that 29% of the CO2 released every year by human activities is absorbed by forests and other terrestrial ecosystems) but, on the other hand, the agriculture and forestry sector is today one of the main contributors of GHG emissions, with an estimated 24% of total emissions from human activities. The second part of the chapter highlights the investment opportunities related to these sectors in terms of climate change mitigation and adaptation, presenting a guideline for investors and an overview of the main support tools and certifications available.

The handbook was prepared by ItaSIF with inputs coming from a working group organised in collaboration with WWF and with the support of BPER Banca, Etica Sgr, Natixis Investment Managers and UBS Asset Management.

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Sustainable climate investments

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The handbook was prepared by ItaSIF with inputs coming from a working group

Etifor wrote the Chapter 5.1. “Farming and forests”

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