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Valuing Nature: Demystifying Economic Valuation Paper

This paper covers the main issues, questions and principles surrounding economic valuation and is designed as an overview for those new to economic valuation. The paper brings together input from 120 volunteers from the economic valuation community. The paper provides a summary of agreed principles

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Ecosystem Services Mapping: Practical Applications - Oppla Webinar video

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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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Stakeholder involvement

Stakeholder involvement is not only regarded as an essential element in environmental management and decision making, but also considered critical in the context of ecosystem services (ES).

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TESSA - Toolkit for Ecosystem Services Site-based Assessment

The TESSA toolkit provides practical guidance for measuring ecosystem services at the site scale.It effectively communicates the results to aid decision-making on a local level,which is an area existing tools have had limited applicability.TESSA provides scientifically robust information and a

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4C Transitions

Methodology for planning and realising inclusive local transition activities.

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Method Factsheet - Production Function Approach

The production function approach (PFA) can be used in situations where a marketed good or service is produced with both man-made and ecosystem inputs. The PFA is a method designed to value indirect use values. It is highly appropriate for capturing ecological and monetary values, as well as

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Sub-urban Infrastructure Payments

Guidelines (including a toolkit) for estimating the funds needed for the development of primary and secondary infrastructure in sub-urban areas.

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Participatory scenario development and planning

Participatory scenarios development and planning In the recently published IPBES assessment on scenarios and models, the uses of scenarios for biodiversity and ecosystem services where summarized. They serve for awareness raising and agenda setting, and assist in policy and more broadly

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BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook

The BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook is a practical guide designed to assist research teams identify relevant stakeholders to engage with in order to enhance the impact and social relevance of their work. The Handbook draws upon exiting literature and presents case studies that provide

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Method Factsheet - State and Transition Models

State-and-transition models (STMs) are conceptual models of ecosystem dynamics after disturbances based on alternate state theory (Kachergis et al. 2011). STMs combine the representation of alternate states and the factors that drive the transitions among states with tables of qualitative

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Georgian Biodiversity Database

This internet resource aims to introduce the world-wide scientific (and not only scientific) community to the biological diversity of Georgia (and, to certain extent, the Caucasus ecoregion).

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Demonstration results of the effects of landscape heterogeneity on ecosystem service supply

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.

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GIZ ValuES - Synthesis Report of 19 ecosystem service assessments for different purposes

This case study analysis describes experiences on the ground with ecosystem service assessments and the way they are used in decision making processes. The overall aim was to better understand the role of such assessments and to distil lessons in relation to their effectiveness in supporting policy

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Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit

The Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit is an interactive database that helps businesses find the right tools to measure and value their impacts and dependencies on natural capital as they use the Natural Capital Protocol. By tools, we mean any resource, methodology or approach that is relevant to

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Toolkit to identify and reform incentives harmful to biodiversity

Toolkit to identify and reform incentives harmful to biodiversity, by S. Withana, P. ten Brink, A. Illes, E. Watkins, D. Russi or The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP). This toolkit aims to be an operational guide to identify which incentives harmful to the biodiversity merit

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Institutional analysis

When conducting the OpenNESS analyses, it is important to recognise the institutional context of ecosystem management and governance. Identifying the institutional context allows us to understand what has produced the current management systems and which institutions will condition the future

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Intregrated Biodiversity Management, South Caucasus

Together with our partners, we develop strategies to facilitate the sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystem services across sectoral and administrative boundaries, based on solid data. We contribute to safeguarding the diversity of species and ecosystems for future generations.

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A concise guideline to economic valuation and social cost-benefit analysis

In this guideline we give a concise overview of economic valuation methods for measuring ecosystem service values, and their pros and cons. We also discuss essential elements of social cost-benefit analyses that aim to incorporate ecosystem service values.

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Method Factsheet - Stated Preference Valuation Methods

Stated preference valuation is family of techniques which use individual respondents' statements about their preferences to estimate change in utility associated with a proposed increase in quality or quantity of an ecosystem service or bundle of services. Respondents are presented with one or

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Ecosystem services: a gender perspective

The issue of gender and sustainability has mainly been approached from two different perspectives: the different role of women and men in contributing to sustainable pathways and the differential impacts of environmental degradation on women and men. Both are highly interconnected as the adaptation

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