Event

Payment for Ecosystem Services: Forest for Water (PESFOR-W) Final Conference

Event details

  • Wednesday 17 March - Thursday 18 March 2021
  • Start time: 7:50
  • Online
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The aim of the PESFOR-W COST Action is to synthesize knowledge, provide guidance and encourage collaborative research to improve Europe’s capacity to use Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) to achieve Water Framework Directive (WFD) targets & other policy objectives through incentives for planting woodlands to reduce agricultural diffuse pollution to watercourses.

The PESFOR-W COST Action now invites you to its final conference. The conference will introduce the state-of-the-art in the field, and will showcase the work done by the members of the COST action. Three stakeholders from policy, science and practice will illustrate what Woodland-for-Water PES can do and how they can be implemented.

The conference is organised by EFI (European Forest Institute) on behalf of the PESFOR-W COST Action as a virtual event, at no cost to the attendees. 

The programme for the conference is below.  

Final conference programme (times according to GMT)

 17th March 2021

07 50 – 08 00: Joining & testing out connections

08 00 – 08 10: Welcome & Overview by the Action’s Chair: Dr. Gregory Valatin, Forest Research, UK

08 10 – 08 30: Keynote address - Woodlands for water PES: overcoming barriers to their development (Dr. Sven Wunder, European Forestry Institute)

08 30 – 08 40: Questions and answers

08 40 – 08 55: Virtual field tour

08 55 – 09 00: Break

09 00 – 10 00 : User Manual and the finalizing the Action Plan

10 00 – 10 20: Tea/coffee break

1020 – 1200: Management Committee meeting

18th March 2021

0750 – 0800: Joining & testing out connections

0800 – 0810: Welcome & Overview by the Action’s Chair: Dr. Gregory Valatin, Forest Research, UK

0810 – 0830: Keynote address: Woodlands for water PES – a practitioner’s perspective (Dr Alessandro Leonardi, Etifor)

0830 – 0850: Keynote address: Woodlands for water PES – water and forest interactions in Europe (Dr Nihat Zal, European Environment Agency)

0850 – 0910: Keynote address: Woodlands for water PES – a policy perspective (Tamas Szedlak, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission)

0910 – 0920: Questions and answers

0920 – 0930: Tea/coffee break

0930 – 0940: Governance & Design of Woodlands for water PES (WG1)

0940 – 09 50 : Environmental Effectiveness of Woodlands for water PES (WG2)

0950 – 1000: Cost-Effectiveness of Woodlands for water PES (WG3)

1000 – 1010: Communication & Dissemination of Woodlands for water PES (WG4)

1010 – 1030 : User Manual on developing Woodlands for water PES

1030 – 1040 : Action Plan on developing Woodlands for water PES

1040 – 1120: Questions and answers + Feedback

1120 – 1130: Final words

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