The LANDSCAPEization toolkit allows the visualization of and reporting on ecosystem services (ES)- and non-ES-related information in real-time over spatial scales. Embedded in a decision support system, the provided information supports the communication of land use changes and their impacts on ES
In order to develop a methodology for the creation of functional and consolidated ecological corridors for the Carpathians, a pilot study has been conducted at two locations in Ukraine creating corridors connecting Ukrainian protected areas with protected areas in
Mapping and assessment of ecosystem services in Natura 2000 sites of the Niraj - Tarnava Mica region
The goal of the project is to assess and map the most important ecosystem services of the area based on the perception, valuation and utilization of the services by the local residents.
This document sets out a practical, science-based approach to spatial biodiversity assessment and prioritisation, which can be applied at the national level in any country. It is especially useful for countries that are both biodiversity rich and resource constrained, where difficult choices have
Biodiversity and ecosystem services: the foundation for human health and well-being - URBES Factsheet #2
Human beings are an integral and inseparable part of the natural world. Our existence and health ultimately depends on the integrity and functioning of ecosystems. This URBES factsheet presents research findings and policy recommendations which underline the value of biodiversity and ecosystem
In scenario planning various tools and techniques are applied (often in combination) to develop plausible and internally consistent descriptions of alternative future options (Johnson et al. 2012). Assumptions about future events or trends are questioned, and uncertainties are made explicit (
One specific instrument to capture the value of ecosystem services are payments for ecosystem services (PES). A PES scheme can be designed in various different ways, based on the intended outcomes and target areas. In this training module, the basic characteristics of a PES scheme as well as
Contrary to other mapping tools, participatory mapping does not primarily draw on statistics or research data, but on the practical knowledge of people. Participatory mapping visualizes local knowledge and makes it visible to all. There are several participatory mapping tools available. In an
This 10 minute massive open online course (MOOC) given by Prof. Dr. Adrienne Grêt-Regamey from the Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems Group at ETH Zurich is part of a larger online course on Ecosystem Services, produced by the University of Geneva, the Geneva Water Hub, the Luc Hoffmann
The Spatial Evidence for Natural Capital Evaluation (SENCE) tool uses spatial data and scientific knowledge to model ecosystem services. The maps show natural capital which is the existing value of the environment. SENCE modelling also shows the best places to enhance these services. The starting
WOCAT Approach for Social Innovation for sustained soil organic matter, clean drinking water and sustainable dairy farming in East-Netherlands
The WOCAT Approach describes a process of social innovation in a region with dairy farming in the eastern Netherlands, driven by a foundation of farmers and inhabitants. The objectives of the region are sustainable dairy farming, which is resilient to climate change and able to reduce GHG emissions
A toolkit for valuing the benefits of green infrastructure, consisting of a spreadsheet calculator and a user guide. Monetary and non-monetary values are calculated, generally using a benefits transfer approach. Can be used either to value a planned intervention, or existing green infrastructure.
Matrix approaches are quick and simple ways to get an overall spatially-explicit picture of the ES in case study areas. The method is based on the idea of linking tabular spreadsheet data and spatial data together, i.e. joining external datasets to spatial units to create maps. A modified,
The BioClim project: Climate change adaptation strategy for the natural environment and bioeconomy in Estonia
BioClim, carried out between January and August 2015, was a project concentrating on mapping the current situation, analysing the climate change impacts and possible adaptation measures for the natural environment and bioeconomy in Estonia.
Shadow pricing is highly appropriate to elicit monetary values and anthropocentric instrumental values of nature's benefits. When society sets environmental targets on the provision of non-marketed ecosystem services it is an implicit valuation of the services. The shadow price is the marginal
This session continued the topic of ecosystem services mapping, focusing on its benefits for practitioners and decision makers (the first session 'Ecosystem Services Mapping' is also available on the Oppla Marketplace). Nuria Marba spoke about the importance of spatial distribution of
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