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New Ways to Value and Market Forest Externalities

Objective

Many forest goods and services are not marketed. Methods for assessing these values are incomplete, and so is an understanding of who benefits from them. Forest owners are not rewarded for the value of these externalities and may make decisions providing less externalities than optimal. We can increase welfare, if we develop ways to enhance their provision. The objectives of NEWFOREX are: 1: To provide methods for valuing forest externalities, which handle the jointly produced externalities in an integrated way. Specific attention will be given to the question: Who benefits? This is important as it is among the beneficiaries that likely ‘buyers’ are to be found. 2: To develop a methodology for assessing the cost of provision for externalities. We take into account trans-boundary effects of forest management, and transactions and opportunity costs. 3: To assess several market-based methods for enhancing the provision of forest externalities, including e.g. payment schemes provision, certification or (re-)definition of property rights. A method for choice and design of market-based methods will be provided. Method: We will test methods and tools and undertake analytical, applied research on a set of empirical surveys among beneficiaries (buyers) and forest owners (providers). These will take place in 5 EU case studies and a developing country case study. They will focus on key externalities: Carbon sequestration, biodiversity protection, watershed services and recreation. The surveys will be designed to allow for comparative analyses and detailed results supporting the achievement of the objectives. Addressing the demand and supply side simultaneously is a unique and innovative stroke. Results: New and improved methods, comparative analyses and guidelines of great value will result. We communicate the gains in knowledge using seminars, popular articles, guidelines and best practice examples across Europe. An easy-access Guiding tool is compiled.

Field of science

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Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project
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Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 584 256
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)

Participants (11)

CONFEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES PROPRIETAIRES FORESTIERS ASBL

Participation ended

Luxembourg
Address
Rue Des Foyers 6
1537 Luxembourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Aljoscha Requardt (Dr.)
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY RESEARCH
Indonesia
EU contribution
€ 271 456
Address
Jalan Cifor, Situ Gede
16680 Bogor Barat
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susan Kabiling (Ms.)
CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 241 879
Address
Ctra Sant Llorenc De Morunys Km 2
25280 Solsona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marc Carrera (Mr.)
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 337 090
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Leena Roihuvuo (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 274 240
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martin Geilser (Mr.)
Metsantutkimuslaitos
Finland
EU contribution
€ 364 997
Address
Jokiniemenkuja 1
01370 Vantaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leena Iisalo (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 156 399
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mina Nasseh (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 184
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giancarlo Dalla Fontana (Prof.)
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 184 400
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tomasz Zylicz (Prof.)
European State Forest Association
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 38 400
Address
Rue Du Luxembourg 66
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Martin Lindell (Mr.)
CONFEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES PROPRIETAIRES FORESTIERS ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 59 200
Address
Rue Du Luxembourg 66
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Aljoscha Requardt (Dr.)