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Multi-criteria Decision Analysis Factsheet

MCDA is an "umbrella term to describe a collection of formal approaches which seek to take explicit account of multiple criteria in helping individuals or groups explore decisions that matter" (Belton and Stewart, 2002, p. 2). The basic idea of MCDA methods is to evaluate the performance

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Defining and assessing success in mainstreaming

This background paper draws on reviews of the mainstreaming targets and indicators of selected NBSAPs from countries at different stages of their mainstreaming process, and the approaches to assessing the success of mainstreaming biodiversity and other issues into development. Recommendations are

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Method Factsheet -Advanced Matrix Approach

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,

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Wal-ES Platform

Wal-ES is the walloon (Southern part of Belgium) platform on ecosystem services which aims to develop decision support tools based on this concept. During its one year of funding, Wal-ES set up the foundations for the development of these tools. A conceptual and an assessment frameworks have been

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Europe’s Natural Treasures – an illustrated ecosystem services map

Europe is full of natural treasures that provide endless inspiration, excitement, and enjoyment as well as supporting much of our economy. These benefits we get from nature sometimes referred to as ecosystem services, that are provided by Europe's natural capital. This map provides a rich

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Green infrastructure within agricultural landscapes strengthens the supply of ecosystem services

The brief on “Green infrastructure within agricultural landscapes strengthens the supply of ecosystem services” presents how the results from the EC21C, FarmLand, ECODEAL, APPEAL, SmallFOREST and CONNECT projects. It provides evidence that increasing landscape diversity through green infrastructure

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Brillianto Images for download

Brillianto Images offers over 1,200 images for immediate download. https://brillianto.co.uk/photos/shop/ Categories include: Plants, Birds, Insects, Farm animals, Green Infrastructure, Landscapes, Environment, Fungi Amphibians and Mammals. Images are available in Small, Medium and Large. All

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WeLCa - A life-cycle-thinking-based software for calculation of impacts on ecosystem services in the wine sector

WeLCa (Wine Ecosystem Life-Cycle Assessment) tool is a life cycle based tool to support decision making in the wine sector. WeLCa builds upon the existing LCA methodologies, recognized and used by companies for environmental communication providing additional information on their impact on various

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4C Transitions

Methodology for planning and realising inclusive local transition activities.

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Using Object Based Image analysis to delineate garden structures in an urban environment

The accurate identification of greenspace typologies enables assessment of the contribution that urban greenspaces make to biodiversity, improving peoples well-being and the green economy, a focus of the EU FP7 project GREENSURGE. It has been shown that the conventional pixel by pixel

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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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OPERAs D4.3 Synthesis report on the operational potential of ES/NC instruments

This report is the synthesis deliverable of WP4 and thus brings together the overarching message of experiences and results of the joint WP4 Instruments work. It is aimed at those developing ES and NC instruments, or those considering funding the development of such instruments, in order to ensure

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Method Factsheet - Photoseries Analysis

Revealed preference for Cultural Ecosystem Services (CES) and spatially-explicit data on location for nearby CES provision can be obtained from popular social networks. Photoseries databases can be acquired from photo-sharing websites such as Flickr, Panoramio and Instagram. The analysis of

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Planning for a healthy environment - good practice guidance for green infrastructure and biodiversity

This guidance is designed to offer advice to planning practitioners on how green infrastructure and biodiversity can be enhanced and protected through the planning system. It summarises the latest policy drivers and distils the best of our current policy responses. It also sets out practical

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Valuing ecosystem services in urban areas - URBES Factsheet #3

While there is increased recognition that biodiversity and ecosystem services can contribute greatly to improve quality of life in cities, their multiple values are usually not fully taken into account in urban policy-making. The values of biodiversity and ecosystem services need to be integrated

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GIZ ValuES - Method Profile: Assessing flood prevention potential of wetlands

Wetlands can absorb excess water in cases of river flooding. This method can be used to estimate the retention capacity of wetlands for flood mitigation and thereby protecting downstream inhabitants. For this, the impact of water detention on peak flows is considered, as well as the extent and

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Sub-urban Ecosystem Payments

Guidelines (including a toolkit) for assessing the value of the ecosystem services provided by natural areas/green infrastructure in suburban locations.

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ESManage Project: Irish Freshwater Resources and Assessment of Ecosystem Services Provision

This thrid report from the ESManage Project gathers an extensive description of the current conditions of Ireland's Freshwater Resources and the identification of their associated Ecosystem Services.

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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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DESSIN ecosystem services evaluation software tool

The free Ecosystem Services (ESS) evaluation software tool by DESSIN helps decision-makers to make the best choice by evaluating the effects that innovative solutions have on freshwater ecosystems and their services. The tool identifies and measures the ecosystem services that are provided to

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