Ecosystem services

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.

SINCERE

Final SINCERE paper on forest ecosystem services provision in Europe

The Spurring INnovations for forest eCosystem sERvices in Europe (SINCERE) project aimed to advance innovative mechanisms, including novel policies and business models,...
Nature in the city

Nature in the city: turning knowledge into urban forestry practice

Develop your passion for forestry, ecology and urban design while learning how to promote the green transition of cities! A new free...
MFRA 1

MFRA 2030 webinar series kicks off with a focus on forest ecosystem services

The webinars series in preparation for the for the EFI Mediterranean Network Forum 2022 is about to start! From...
Etifor Hackatons

Green4C Hackathons: a true Green Care contest!

The Green4C project has organised 6 hackathons to address different Green Care challenges. The hackathons are sprint-like events where participants team up...
Mediterranean

Mediterranean in the spotlight at COP27

United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) will host a Mediterranean Pavilion for the first time. This initiative is...
Kids in Bosquescuela

Bosquescuela: what’s new this autumn!

Just as trees and nature now change colour in preparation for autumn, the Bosquescuela website has also received a new coat of...
I INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF THE ALLIANCE FOR ECOSYSTEM SERVICES OF CASTILLA-LA MANCHA

First International Forum of the Alliance for Ecosystem Services of Castilla-La Mancha

Castilla-La Mancha has an important natural heritage. In this region, one of the largest and at the same time most depopulated in...
Children at Bosquescuela

Bosquescuela: back to school…in nature!

It has been a hot summer in Barcelona, but it didn't stop Bosquescuela from continuing to work on its projects! Bosquescuela had...
Wood construction

Forest-based climate change mitigation and adaptation in Europe

The European Forest Institute (EFI) published a new study with the title Forest-based climate change mitigation and adaptation in Europe in the...
Forest in Ukraine

New grants to build forest monitoring capacities in Ukraine

Five grants of 30,000 EUR from the EFI Network Fund are available to Ukrainian researchers, to develop their capacities in the field...

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Unlocking the Potential of Urban Forests: Developing a Local Urban Forestry...

Urban forests are crucial contributors to greener, healthier, more resilient and liveable cities. They provide an efficient nature-based solution to many environmental...

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