Forest EcoValue 
Supporting multiple forest ecosystem services through new circular/green/bio markets and value chains.


Alpine forests are key for resilience and provide multiple ecosystem services (provision of raw materials, CO2 absorption, natural hazard reduction, as well as recreational services). However, the consequences of abandonment, climate change and territorial degradation progressively lead to a decrease in the capacity to provide such ecosystem services.

Forest maintenance costs are high and far from reaching an economic sustainability for the public and private owners: public funds and revenues generated by the traditional wood value chains are no longer sufficient and the attraction of additional resources is needed.

Forest EcoValue proposes sustainable business models for forest maintenance, based on regional circular, green and bio value chains (energy, construction, chemistry/pharma, food, recreation). It will involve the public and private sectors, as well as citizens, to test market frameworks and payment schemes for forest ecosystem services, thus contributing to the creation of green businesses and job opportunities in the Alpine region and to restore healthy forests.


  • 2021 – 2027
  • Carbon neutral and resource sensitive Alpine region
  • SO 2.2 - Promoting the transition to a circular and resource efficient economy
    • AG1 Research & innovation
  • 2.476.073 EUR
  • 1.857.055 EUR


Finpiemonte SpA (Lead partner)
  • Lead partner
  • Italy
  • Piemonte (ITC1)
  • Torino
Lombardy Foundation for the Envoronment
  • Italy
  • Lombardia (ITC4)
  • Milano
  • Austria
  • Niederösterreich (AT12)
  • St. Pölten
National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment
  • France
  • Rhône-Alpes (FRK2)
  • Saint Martin d'Hères
Slovenia Forest Service
  • Slovenia
  • Zahodna Slovenija (SI04)
  • Ljubljana
ifuplan - Institute for Environmental Planning and Spatial Development GmbH & Co. KG
  • Germany
  • Oberbayern (DE21)
  • München
Lombardy Green Chemistry Association
  • Italy
  • Lombardia (ITC4)
  • Milano
University of Graz
  • Austria
  • Steiermark (AT22)
  • Graz
Regional Centre for Forest Property AUVERGNE-RHONE-ALPES
  • France
  • Auvergne (FRK1)
  • Lempdes
Forests National Office
  • France
  • Rhône-Alpes (FRK2)
  • Lyon
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  • Regional Roadmaps (RRs): based on the LLs testing results they set the next steps for implementation in LLs areas. Are acknowledged by stakeholders to ensure engagement. Main resp. PP6 + LLs PPs resp.

    RRs consider the results of the testing experience in each LLs. They are co-drafted with local stakeholders in a guided participative process (led by PPs responsible for LLs). RRs identify next steps for implementation and are adopted (signed) by key stakeholders at the end of the pilot, as demonstration of commitment to play a role in ensuring continuity and further steps. Target: One RR per LL signed by at least one stakeholder with a decisive role, from inside or outside the partnership.

  • Online Training ModulesMain responsible PP7. Support from PP8.

    The content elaborated for the Summer Schools (D 3.2.2) will be made available to the wider audience by publishing the training modules on the project website. They will provide clarifications and examples for the application off the proposed methodologies, tools and business models (O 2.2) as well as indications on policy/governance barriers and enabling factors. Addressed to TG 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 16