SINCERE – Mapping innovation across Europe
A map of innovative ways in which forests are being employed and managed to provide benefits to people has been launched by the Spurring INnovations for forest eCosystem sERvices in Europe (SINCERE) project.
The map is based on an Inventory of Innovative Mechanisms (IM) produced by partners in the project, which highlights good practices at a European scale that could be replicable elsewhere. Innovative Mechanisms are novel policies, business models and other projects or initiatives to support forest management that provides benefits to people, known as forest ecosystem services (FES). Openly available on the SINCERE website, the map allows the user to view a multiplicity of cases obtained by consulting publicly available information which is subsequently integrated and confirmed by experts (validated) in many cases.
More information about the map and the SINCERE project can be found here.
SINCERE is a 4-year project funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, coordinated by the European Forest Institute.
Additional information about the collaboration of EUSTAFOR with the SINCERE project can be found at the following link.