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.

Nature and health: discover Green Care initiatives with Green4C!

The megatrends are clear: more and more people living in Europe will be older, living in urban areas and threatened by the...

Healthy soils for Europe: sustainable management through knowledge and practice

Healthy soils are fundamental to the sustainable production of food, feed and fibre. In addition, healthy soils provide many other functions that...

TERRA awarded the Label of Associate Laboratory for land use sustainability and ecosystem services

TERRA (Laboratory for the Sustainability of Land Use and Ecosystem Services) was approved in a highly competitive call to receive the Label...

2021 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...
natural forest expansion on a hill in france

Growing forests: What benefits does natural forest expansion offer to society?

Forests in Europe are expanding. Despite headlines highlighting threats to forests and their ecosystems, like deforestation and natural disturbances due to the...

Heike Freire’s Green Pedagogy approach hits Catalonia

Green Pedagogy is a permanent process in which individuals and communities become aware of their environment and learn the knowledge, values, skills,...

Towards an EU policy framework for forest ecosystem services

The SINCERE Talks webinar series continues with an insightful debate on the changing policy framework at EU level for forest ecosystem services,...

TreeCities4Med Webinar: Projects supporting Urban Forestry

Version française en bas / French version below TreeCities4MED - Webinar 2: INDNATUR and URBforDAN: two INTERREG projects in...

Webinar – Payment for Ecosystem Services: an option to finance restoration

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WWF Lab are organising a knowledge sharing forum entitled "Payment for Ecosystem Services: An Option...
Snowy village in Catalonian Pyrenees

Spontaneous forest regrowth in Southwest Europe: Friend or Foe?

Think about a natural space that is familiar to you. Open areas around your city, agricultural land around your village, or pastureland...

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What do the urban foresters of tomorrow need?

Urban forests represent an efficient solution to two of the most concerning trends of our time: urbanisation and climate change. However, their...

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