WOWnature: a web-based platform for forest Green Infrastructure finance. Forest Green infrastructures have great impacts on land resilience, healthy lifestyles and climate change mitigation. On the one hand, their creation and maintenance are major challenge in times of public spending constrains. On the other hand, private companies look at these projects as opportunities to invest Corporate Social Responsibility resources effectively, while there is an increasing demand by citizens to be engaged in the implementation and management of these green spaces. Against this background, in 2018, Etifor began to develop WOWnature®, a web-based platform connecting landowners, private companies and citizens and creating new public-private and multi-level partnerships for forest Green Infrastructures finance. A pilot version of the platform, successfully launched in facilitated environment, showed a great potential. Therefore, Etifor, with the support of the consortium partners Netech and OpenForest is planning to increase the added value of the platform by implementing new technological and digital features related to investment transparency, users’ engagement and reliability of impacts, making it the new cutting-edge tool for forest Green Infrastructure finance and testing its technical viability and business model in a relevant environment.

Call Call 1
Voucher Demonstration - Small scale
Type of proposal Collaborative

Leader

Etifor
Italy

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