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SUPERB: Upscaling Forest Restoration

SUPERB (Systemic solutions for upscaling of urgent ecosystem restoration for forest related biodiversity and ecosystem services) is a €20 million project funded by the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the EU Green Deal to restore thousands of hectares of forest landscape across Europe and create lasting transformative change towards large-scale restoration.

About the project

With 36 partners in 16 countries, led by the European Forest Institute and co-coordinated by Wageningen Environmental Research, SUPERB will carry out concrete restoration actions in 12 large-scale demonstration areas. These demos not only represent the diversity of stressors on European forests and the wide range of necessary restoration actions but also consider entire socio-ecological systems including people’s manyfold needs for ecosystem goods and services.

To implement our objectives, we will foster an enabling environment for future-oriented forest restoration by demonstrating and testing together restoration approaches with local stakeholders and increasing societal awareness and support. In the course of the project, we will create a large and powerful multi-stakeholder network and movement for the development, uptake, and upscaling of transformative forest restoration approaches and actions.

SUPERB & IUFRO Forest Restoration Talks

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Every second Wednesday of the month, always at 16:00 CET.

New in SUPERB

COP27 on Twitter: Forest restoration issues and narratives through hashtags

By Rina Tsubaki Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter has prompted confusion among its users and concerns about the platform’s future. Musk’s tweets are gathering daily attention due to large-scale layoffs and safety concerns around the new paid blue verification mark. To make things worse, as its engineers are on their way out of the door, users are also …

SUPERB & IUFRO 2st Forest Restoration Talk: “Biodiversity as a key asset for forest restoration in Europe” with Bart Muys

After our inaugural SUPERB & IUFRO Monthly Forest Restoration Talk, we invite you to remain part of our #UpscalingForestRestoration community and join the second event of the series on the 14th of December at 4pm CET. Focused on “Biodiversity as a key asset for forest restoration in Europe”, the webinar will feature KU Leuven’s Bart …

The sweet chestnut orchard on the right side, with holm oak on the left (southward facing) side of the slope.

Rise from the ashes

The sun peaks over the roof of Cathedral Santa Maria as I make my way downtown the city of León. The huge stained-glass windows light up in red and yellow, as a promise for a hot day. I am meeting our Spanish SUPERB colleagues in their CESEFOR office, to catch up with recent activities in our SUPERB demonstration site.

SUPERB & IUFRO 1st Forest Restoration Talk with John Stanturf: “If nature is the solution, what is the problem?”

You are invited to join our new “Monthly Forest Restoration Talks”, hosted by SUPERB in partnership with IUFRO‘s Task Force ‘Transforming Forest Landscapes for Future Climates and Human Well-Being’. Targeting researchers, practitioners, NGOs, policy makers and other interested stakeholders, the webinar series will investigate forest restoration questions from diverse scientific perspectives, with alternating focus on …

“Forest restoration needs to look ahead, not backwards, in face of climate change”: An interview with SUPERB coordinator Elisabeth Pötzelsberger on World Habitat Day

This 3rd of October is World Habitat Day! To celebrate the occasion, SUPERB coordinator Elisabeth Pötzelsberger, Head of Resilience Programme at the European Forest Institute (EFI), explained the importance of “prestoration” – the combination of restoration and climate adaptation – for resilient and functional forest habitats. She discussed how it differs from classical restoration approaches, …

Recreation and biodiversity protection – Stakeholder Workshop in Jutland, Denmark

by Sofie Møller Rasmussen The first workshop for SUPERB in Denmark at our demo site in Northern Jutland. Eleven stakeholders took part in the workshop, which spanned over a whole Saturday in the beginning of September. The participants included forest rangers, local communities, visitors, nature watchers, riders and employees from the local national park. The …

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