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GIZ ValuES - Fact sheet on training on Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)

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

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Public goods

Public goods represent a particularly complex category of environmental resources. The increasing importance of the concept of public goods in national and international legal frameworks, particularly relating to questions surrounding the role of private or public actors in providing and

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Study on specific design elements of biodiversity offsets: Biodiversity metrics and mechanisms for securing long term conservation benefits

The EU's biodiversity strategy specifies a target to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2020. A No Net Loss initiative is an important component of the EU's strategy to achieve this. In accordance with the mitigation hierarchy, it will seek to strengthen efforts to first avoid, then

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Understanding Stakeholder Values for Woodland Expansion - Briefing Note

Despite woodland expansion being advocated via a number of policy documents, barriers to woodland creation in Scotland remain. These include contested views about land use amongst multiple stakeholders, concerns around trade-offs with other land uses, and a lack of synergy between policies and

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GIZ ValuES - Fact sheet on training "Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services"

This training course offers a general introduction to basic economic concepts, gives an overview of some principles of environmental economics, and provides a general understanding of different economic valuation methods with their pros and cons as well as an overview on how valuation can be

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ESCom's 5th Annual Conference Presentations

A compilation of ESCom's 5th annual conference presentations on the theme of Ecosystem Services in Practice held on the 18/6/18. This product show cases some of the research and projects currently conducted in the Scotland regarding ecosystem services and natural capital in practice.

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Urban Waste Management

Assessment methodology for identifying opportunities to make local urban waste management more sustainable and resilient.

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OPERAs Wine Exemplar Summary

Summarizes the work of the OPERAs Wine Exemplar, including researchers and stakeholders involved, tools used, and publications and outreach materials produced.

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Method Factsheet - Quickscan

The QUICKScan software and QUICKScan tool (http://QUICKScan.pro) encompasses a modelling environment with functionalities to assess societal and environmental conditions, diagnose patterns and interactions, implement alternative responses and evaluate the impacts of those responses. The QUICKScan

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Collaborative decision-analytic framework to maximize resilience of tidal marshes to climate change

The article describes an application of collaborative decision analysis with a diverse team of stakeholders who preserve, manage, or restore tidal marshes across the San Francisco Bay estuary, USA, as a case study. A Bayesian decision network revealed that a strategy considering sea-level rise and

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Green Infrastructure Valuation Toolkit

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.

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Method Factsheet - PGIS

In PGIS a plurality of stakeholders can participate in the creation of a map of ecosystem services, including local stakeholders and community members, environmental professionals and technicians, members of environmental NGOs, decision-makers, scientists, etc. PGIS can therefore integrate the

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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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Map viewer (Web Map Service)

Share your georeferenced contents with this map visualization tool

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Does woodland expansion offer nature-based solutions for Scotland?

Woodland expansion offers a wide range of nature-based solutions for Scotland, but in most cases these benefits will depend on the characteristics of new woodland and the specific landscape scale implementation of planting schemes. We still need an improved understanding of how woodland expansion

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Protected Planet

The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is a joint project between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), managed by UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).The dataset described here shows the global

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Curatorial Planning

Methodology for formulating a shared local vision using a systematic "transversal approach".

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European Atlas of Forest Tree Species

The European Atlas of Forest Tree Species is the first comprehensive publication of such a unique and essential environmental resource, that is, our trees.

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Guiding question on ecosystem services and governance for practitioners, policy-makers and researchers

In society many actors and structures are at play and interact in myriad ways. The term governance goes beyond traditional forms of political steering (i.e. regulation, public management and hierarchical state activity). Governance emphasizes novel instruments (such as voluntary and market-based

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Supporting climate resilience of communities in and around protected areas

This manual outlines a practical and pragmatic community-based resilience and adaptation planning process, offering step-by-step guidance on initiating the planning process, engaging the community in it and refining and implementing action plans. It is aimed at practitioners from non-governmental

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