Pilot meeting in Austria

In Bad Goisern within the heart of the Austrian pilot demonstration site of the Ausseerland an expert round of the Austrian Federal Forests and the University of Natural Ressources and Life Sciences Vienna held their first workshop.

The NOBEL team members in Austria met with the stakeholders on the 23rd July 2019 to collect the local experiences on FES in the region from the stakeholder perspective. The following questions supported the process of information gathering:

  1. What FES are the most important in the region?
  2. Which FES are supplied insufficiently today according to social demand and why?
  3. Which FES could potentially contribute to forest owners income?
  4. For which services are there a potential for development of new markets?

The meeting allowed to get an overview about the existing experiences with the implementation of different business models for ecosystem services, identify potential legal options and barriers for implementing business models of ecosystem services in the region, identify relevant business partners and to give feed-back on the relevance and appropriateness of the project.

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