EU-funded SUPERB project to conduct 12 large-scale demonstrations to showcase best practices in forest restoration in biodiversity, ecosystem services, carbon sequestration; project will develop multi-language, online Forest Ecosystem Restoration Gateway

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January 26, 2024 (press release) –

Finland , Jan. 25 -- Project Id: 123914

Description: Project description

Solutions for forest ecosystem restoration

Forest ecosystems are exposed to multiple forestry-internal as well as external pressures, i.e. climate change. Sustainable, transformative changes are needed to improve the condition of forest ecosystems and minimise risks. In that direction, the EU-funded SUPERB project will create lasting transformative change towards large-scale forest and forest landscape restoration. The project will inform decisions for the restoration of biodiversity, ecosystem services and carbon sequestration to maximise synergies between ecosystem services. SUPERB will conduct 12 large-scale demonstrations to showcase best practices in forest restoration. It will also develop a multi-language, online Forest Ecosystem Restoration Gateway to provide practical, economic and governance supporting materials and best practice examples for high-quality restoration.

Objective

SUPERB pursues the overall goal to create a lasting enabling environment for transformative change towards large-scale forest and forest landscape restoration, which empowers decision makers to take just and informed decisions for restoration of biodiversity, ecosystem services and carbon sequestration in a manner that minimises region specific trade-offs and maximises synergies between ecosystem services. SUPERB develops and synthesises a multidisciplinary, practical, and scientific restoration knowledge basis and makes it publicly available. In 12 large-scale demonstrators across Europe , we will showcase best practices responding to key forest restoration and adaptation challenges on some hundreds of hectares per demo and with the potential for immediate upscaling to over one million hectares in 10-15 years. For large scale restoration to be successful, many actors from different sectors and disciplines must behave synergistically and in a mutually reinforcing way. We will speed up transformative change and further upscaling through innovative stakeholder involvement across scales to ensure the favorability and uptake of the proposed approaches. A comprehensive multi-language online Forest Ecosystem Restoration Gateway will guide stakeholders to find answers to their restoration questions, advise them on how to deal with barriers and enablers and provide access to easily applicable and comprehensible tools and materials that support restoration, e.g. best practices for forest restoration or the development of scalability plans, a tree species selection application, an innovative funding guide, and much more. The Gateway will also host a restoration Marketplace, where market agents, e.g. potential funders and landowners, can agree on bids for restoration projects. SUPERB will boost and measure its impact through its extensive and systematically enlarged stakeholder communities and networks, to ensure the relevance of the project outputs and their positive uptake.

Project Information

SUPERB

Grant agreement ID: 101036849

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DOI

10.3030/101036849

EC signature date

28 September 2021

Start date

1 December 2021

End date

30 November 2025

Funded under

SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Climate action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials

Total cost

€ 20 248 122,32

Country: Finland

Sector: Banking, Financial Services & Insurance ,Funding Agencies

Address: EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE Address Yliopistokatu 6 b 80100 Joensuu Finland

Alt_address: STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH Address Droevendaalsesteeg 4 6708 PB Wageningen Netherlands

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