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

    Project: EU research project

    Project Details

    Description

    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.
    AcronymPEGASUS
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/03/1528/02/18

    Research Output

    Next-generation information to support a sustainable course for European forests

    Nabuurs, G. J., Verweij, P., van Eupen, M., Pérez-Soba, M., Pülzl, H. & Hendriks, K., 11 Sep 2019, In : Nature Sustainability. 2, 9, p. 815-818

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Private Sector Actions to Valorise Public Benefits from Agriculture and Forestry

    Brouwer, F., Mantino, F., Polman, N., Short, C., Sterly, S. & Rac, I., Dec 2018, In : EuroChoices. 17, 3, p. 16-22

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Case study “Grazing payments in dairy farming" (The Netherlands)

    Brouwer, F. M., Polman, N. B. P. & van der Heide, C. M., 27 Mar 2017, Case study reports – Step 3-4: “Developing innovative and participatory approaches for PG/ESS delivery” (WP4). PEGASUS, p. 296-329 34 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access