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Public Ecosystem Goods And Services from land management - Unlocking the Synergies

Objective

EU's agricultural and forestry land provides a wide range of public goods (PG) and ecosystem services (ESS) on which society depends, yet land use decisions and society often under-value these . PEGASUS will develop innovative, practical ways of making PG and ESS concepts accessible and operational: it will identify how, where and when cost-effective mechanisms and tools for policy, business and practice can most effectively be applied, increasing the sustainability of primary production in pursuit of the EU2020 vision of 'smart, sustainable and inclusive growth'.

Recognising that the appreciation of PGs is context-dependent, PEGASUS uses social-ecological systems as an analytical framework to explore systemic inter-dependencies among natural, social and economic processes. It will adopt participatory action research with public and private actors and stakeholders to better understand the range of policy and practical challenges in different case study contexts (localities, sectors, management systems, etc.).

An EU-level spatially explicit assessment of causalities between socio-political and institutional drivers, different land management systems and multiple delivery of PG will be complemented by fine-grained analysis within the case studies, and comparative meta-analysis will be applied to develop an operational framework for mapping, valorising and determining what PG and ecosystem service (ES) provision is needed and feasible within particular territories and sectors. New data-sets, transferable methods and tools that are fit-for-purpose and sensitive to the plurality of decision-making contexts will be generated. By improving recognition of the social and economic value of PG, PEGASUS will promote improved and innovative approaches to their provision by businesses and communities, and highlight specific policy improvements. It will provide specific advances in CAP, forestry and other relevant policies, underpinned by strong scientific evidence.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/forestry
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-ISIB-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON
Address
Belgrave Road 11 Ieep Offices Floor 3
SW1V 1RB London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 474 648,75

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 259 463,75
Address
The Park
GL50 2RH Cheltenham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 455 355
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
VEREIN FUER LANDLICHE STRUKTURFORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 268 856,25
Address
Kurfuerstenstrasse 49
60486 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 406,25
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
USTAV ZEMEDELSKE EKONOMIKY A INFORMACI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 74 466,25
Address
Manesova 75
120 00 Praha 2
Activity type
Other
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 237 812,50
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 193 812,50
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
BUNDESANSTALT FUR AGRARWIRTSCHAFT UND BERGBAUERNFRAGEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 161 625
Address
Dietrichstrasse 27
1030 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 135 041,25
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 138 906,25
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MITTETULUNDUSUHING OKOLOOGILISTE TEHNOLOOGIATE KESKUS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 103 218,75
Address
Tuglase 1-6
51014 Tartu
Activity type
Other
Euromontana
France
EU contribution
€ 123 562,50
Address
Rue De La Baume 11
75008 Paris
Activity type
Other
STICHTING BIRDLIFE EUROPE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 150 350
Address
Boulevard 12
3707BM Zeist
Activity type
Other