A phrase which encapsulates the Oppla community's jargon heavy interest areas including ecosystem services and natural capital is tough! But the emerging term nature-based solutions seems to tick the box. Abbreviated to NBS, it is a catch-all term which seems to effectively communicate multidisciplinary, evidence-based stratiegies for managing the environment.
But will it catch on? According to Nature, yes it will. Read their editorial ''Nature-based solutions' is the latest green jargon that means more than you might think' by clicking this link.
Nature suggests for the term to become less vague the research community will need to answer a series of questions. "The anwers will entail identifying the specific problems for which a nature-based solution is needed, and monitoring the outcomes". Cue Oppla community...
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