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2015-2017 PEGASUS: Public Ecosystem Goods And Services from land management – Unlocking the Synergies

PEGASUS: Public Ecosystem Goods And Services from land management – Unlocking the Synergies

Project No.:

633814 — PEGASUS — H2020-ISIB-2014-2015/H2020-ISIB-2014-2

Sponsor:

The EU Framework Programme for Research and Inovation - Horizon 2020

Duration:

3 years

Start: March 2015, End: February 2018

Project leader:

Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), United Kingdom

Project partners:

University of Gloucestershire (United Kingdom), DLO (Netherlands), IfLS (Germany), CRA-INEA (Italy), ÚZEI (Czech Republic), JRC (Belgium), INRA (France), BABF (Austria), Universidade de Evora (Portugal), Univerza v Ljubljani (Slovenia), CEET (Estonia), Euromontana (France), Birdlife Europe (Netherlands)

Responsible person:

Ing. Klára Čámská, Ph.D.

Other investigators:

Ing. Jaroslav Pražan, Ph.D., Ing. Marta Mrnuštík Konečná, Ing. Hana Šejnohová Ph.D.

Annotation:

PEGASUS* aims to transform approaches to rural land management through unlocking the synergies between the economic and environmental benefits provided by agriculture and forest areas for society. Rural land provides a range of key functions and services on which society depends. However environmental and social benefits continue to be undervalued in land management decisions. Using the concepts of public goods and ecosystem services, PEGASUS will investigate new ways of thinking in policy and in practice about the way farmland and forests are managed. Throughout the project, we want to encourage a wide range of stakeholders – land managers, rural stakeholders and policy makers at local, regional, national and EU level – to get involved and share their ideas. Around thirty case studies are planned in different farming and forest systems and along the supply chain in 10 EU countries. These will improve awareness and practical tools of managing rural land or along the supply chain to make decisions about how land can be managed sustainably in the long term and formulate policy recommendations.

Timetable:

2015

WP1. Key challenges and conceptual frameworks

2016

WP2. Mapping and assessment of PG/ESS provision in relation to the diversity of EU farming and forestry systems

WP3. Socio-economic, socio-political and institutional drivers

WP4. Exploring and developing innovative and participatory approaches for PG/ESS delivery (the case studies)

2017

WP5. Developing robust mechanisms, transferable tools and recommendations to support the development of private and public initiatives in a future perspective

2018

Final report

2015-2018

WP6. Communication and dissemination

WP7. Coordination and management

Website: 

http://www.ieep.eu/news/2015/05/eu-research-project-pegasus-new-thinking-on-sustainable-land-management -1434

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