Published March 29, 2022 | Version v2
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Governing Europe's forests for multiple ecosystem services: opportunities, challenges, and policy options

  • 1. Wageningen University
  • 2. European Forest Institute
  • 3. KU Leuven
  • 4. Natural Resources Institute Finland,
  • 5. University of Copenhagen
  • 6. Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia
  • 7. University of Padua
  • 8. University of Kassel
  • 9. Natural Resources Institute Finland
  • 10. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna


This is a preprint of the communication paper, to be submitted to the journal Forest Policy and economics. It summarizes the policy-relevant findings from projects SINCERE and NOBEL. It presents challanges facing the supply of multiple forest ecosystem services in Europe, followed by opportunities on how this supply could be ensured and finally listing corresponding policy pathways



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