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Ecosystem services are the “benefits people obtain from ecosystems”1 or “nature’s contribution to people.”2 Managing forests with a focus on ecosystem services presents new opportunities to preserve services like carbon sequestration and soil protection, as well as valuing and protecting intangible benefits provided by forest ecosystems, including recreation, health and cultural services.

Last call for papers – AERNA Conference 2020 on Natural Resource Economics

The Spanish-Portuguese Association of Natural and Environmental Resources Economics (AERNA) is glad to announce its 9th AERNA Conference that will take place at...

2020: A “Super Year” for forests

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has declared 2020 as a “super year” for nature. For many reasons, it needs to be. As...

2020 WEFE Nexus Science Advances Conference

Sustainable development in the Mediterranean region is facing a combination of challenges that are likely to undermine livelihoods. The Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus...

Progress, plans and potential impact at SINCERE halfway point

Several case studies in the SINCERE project are now fully functioning with exciting impacts at local, regional and national scales. The project's...

INHERIT project: towards a sustainable future for tourism and natural heritage

The International Association of Mediterranean Forests (IAMF) and its 14 partners have recently announced the implementation of the Interreg MED INHERIT project...

Green and climate finance opportunities in the Mediterranean region

On 4 to 7 November 2019 a capacity-building workshop on the opportunities for green and climate financing in the Mediterranean region gathered...

Bridging the gap between forest management and water conservation

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new publication entitled "Advancing the forest and water nexus...

Global perspectives and mutual learning for forest ecosystem services

The first SINCERE Learning Lab has brought experts together from across the globe to brainstorm on issues pertaining to forest ecosystem services....

When ashes stain forest rivers: post-fire effects on soil and water ecosystems

Uncontrolled, extreme forest fires can have a devastating impact on the ecosystems where they occur: one of the most visible of these...
urban forest in Barcelona

Five important facts about urban forests

Paris made headlines this week for a new project to build the largest urban farm in Europe, right in the heart of...

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Greener cities help reduce the risk of premature death

Urban greenery can protect against premature mortality, according to an investigation conducted by the Institute for Global Health in Barcelona (ISGlobal) and...

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