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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.

TITLE
Sustainable climate investments

HANDBOOK

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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Forest and Wellbeing

  • 2020
  • Forest and Wellbeing
  • Sustainable investments
  • 2020
  • I. Doimo; M. Masiero; P. Gatto

This review gives an overview of existing literature on the emerging topic of human wellbeing-forest. Read the whole abstract.

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Bridging Medical and Forest Research for Effective Forest-Based Initiatives

Intermediary organisations in collaborative environmental governance

  • 2020

This study makes an exploratory analysis of the EU-funded LIFE sub-programme for the Environment and its priority area Environment and Resource Efficiency focused on the role of networks and in particular of intermediary organizations by using Social Network Analysis.

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An exploratory analysis of the LIFE sub-programme for the Environment by using Social Network Analysis

Deforestation Made in Italy

  • 2020

Download for free the publication “Deforestation Made in Italy”. A report in Italian dedicated to the responsibility of Italian companies and consumers in the deforestation of tropical countries.

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This volume presents a summary of the contributions to the workshop “Deforestation made in Italy” held in Padua on 10 December 2019. After framing the issue of deforestation and forest degradation, analyzing the main drivers and impacts, the document presents methodological approaches and preliminary results relating to the estimate of the embodied deforestation associated with the Italian import and consumption of deforestation-risk products: wood and derived products, agricultural products (beef, palm oil and soybean) and by-products (bovine hides and leather).

This is a first attempt to systematically and critically address the issue taking into account possible responsibilities of the Italian system – institutions, businesses, research, civil society and consumers: a potential starting point for further studies and critical reflections on this topic, with the hope that this will translate, with the collaboration of all, into concrete actions for the benefit of forest resources and human well-being. The report is available in Italian with a full abstract in English.

AUTHORS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Davide Pettenella, volume editor, chapter 1 author
  • Mauro Masiero, volume editor,  chapters 2 and 4 author
  • Giorgio Vacchiano, chapters 2, 3 and 5 contributor
  • Marco Bagliani, chapters 3 and 5 author
  • Viola Di Cori, Federica Romagnoli and Nicola Andrighetto, chapter 4 contributors
  • Graziana Garofalo and Maria Giovanna Lahoz, chapters 3 and 5 contributors
  • Aynur Mammadova, chapter 6 author
  • Marco Marchetti, chapter 7 author

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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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