This URBES factsheet outlines the key components of Green Infrastructure and explores the linkages between the EU Green Infrastructure Strategy and the urban context. Using examples from Barcelona, it presents how cities can use Green Infrastructure to tackle environmental, social and economic
An Object-Oriented Bayesian Network (OOBN) is a probabilistic model the uses an intuitive graphical representation to specify dependence and independence relations in a problem domain. It has nodes that represent variables which can represent observed/unobserved quantities, effects, causes of
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 (
With the publication of this brochure, NeFo and ValuES want to provide their partners and other interested parties a quick and informative overview of IPBES and the different topics and processes of this still young science-policy interface. The brochure may also encourage readers to identify
Protecting nature and biodiversity is helping to tackle urgent health and social challenges across Europe. This IEEP study shows how urban, suburban and rural green areas bring multiple and often overlooked benefits to society.
reference assessment is a direct and quantitative consultative method for analyzing perceptions, knowledge and associated value of ecosystem services demand or use (or even social motivations for maintaining the service) without using economic metrics. It could also be used to understand which
These are the figures that are published in "A quantitative review of relationships between ecosystem services" in Ecological Indicators in 2016. In this publication, we analysed 67 case studies that studied 476 pairwise ES combinations. The relationships between these pairs of ES were
Mapping Green Infrastructure based on ecosystem services and ecological networks: A Pan-European case study
A methodology that can be used to identify and map GI elements at landscape level based on the notions of ecological connectivity, multi-functionality of ecosystems and maximisation of benefits both for humans and for natural conservation.
The concept of ecosystem services has been introduced to help determine the different values of ecosystems. This report provides an introduction to ecosystems and economics: it provides a useful introduction for scholars from other social sciences as well as for biologists/ecologists acting as
We analyzed future land use and its effects on biodiversity and ecosystem services for the Grenoble urban area. We used a toolbox of ecosystem service models to analyze trade-offs and synergies between biodiversity, critical ecosystem services under 4 scenarios for 2040 compared to present. This
This dataset demonstrates the relevance of accounting for landscape heterogeneity for particular ecosystem services and can be used to study trade-offs among ecosystem services through spatial planning.
EcoServices solves problems. Our clients simply tell us their objectives and EcoServices does the rest. It models (sub-)catchments to show (1) which parts of the landscape are working hardest to provide the specific benefits needed locally, then (2) identifies which habitats to create and where to
The Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) is an empirical erosion model recognised as a standard method to calculate the average risk of erosion on arable land. It developed from the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) developed in the US Department of Agriculture and has other similar
Establishment of Community-based Models for Biodiversity Protection in Ecological Corridors in the Southern Caucasus (Armenia)
Establishment of Community Based Conservation Areas (CBCA) will help counteract the negative effects of unsustainable use of natural resources. CBCA models will be set up based on ecosystem services that result in biodiversity conservation and additional income for local communities via well-
The dataset combines the Corine based MAES ecosystem classes with the non-spatial EUNIS habitat classification for a better biological characterization of ecosystems across Europe. As such it represents probabilities of EUNIS habitat presence for each MAES ecosystem type.
STREAMLINE is a new format for semi-structured, one-on-one interviews. In its current form STREAMLINE consists of a set of colorful, laminated A3 canvasses. Set in the future, each canvas invites the interviewee to set out their vision on a particular topic through a series of questions and tiles.
This manual for scoping ecosystem services is related to impact assessments. It enables the identification of key ecosystem services that could be impacted by or could constrain the successful implementation of projects at a point when they can still be modified. The complete manual covers six
Ecosystem service valuation is a process that quantifies the economic benefits of nature for inclusion in decision-making at scales from local to global. The EVT seeks to accelerate the adoption of ecosystem service valuation by providing a comprehensive, searchable online database of values for
In this volume of the TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) publication series, the key concepts of the project are applied to local and regional policy and public management. The aim is to show that by taking nature's benefits into account, decision makers can promote local
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