Explanation & Legend Definition
European forests cover nearly 40% of the surface and are home of most of the continent’s biodiversity. In addition to the supply of timber, to which most forested European land is dedicated, forests provide a multitude of other benefits and services in terms of climate regulation, human health, recreation, fresh water supply and many others.
Network approaches and new actor alliances:
describes a system based on cooperation where individuals (e.g. persons, households or organisations) formulate individual and common goals.
Payment schemes and compensation:
can be designed as a system of voluntary exchange (real market). The allocation of resources and provision of services is determined by the largest willingness to pay.
is a system of command. Power of decision rests with a top level. Governments, firms, and dynasties are all examples of hierarchical structures.
selected innovations across Europe, which are in different stages of development.
Tourism and Recreation, biodiversity, timber
Biodiversity, Timber, CO2 Sequestration
Water regulation, natural hazards protection, tourism and recreation
News and Events
Our Forest Our Future: Sustainable forest management to address societal challenges
Kick-off meeting InnoForESt
Around 45 experts from the forestry sector representing 17 institutions gathered for the first time in Berlin to welcome the InnoForESt, a H2020 Innovation Action project.