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The BUFFER project - how research allowed classifying Marine Protected Areas for better clarity in the sustainable use of natural resources and conservation of biodiversity

The BUFFER project has been awarded the second edition of the BiodivERsA Prize for Excellence and Impact, highlighting its excellent achievements in terms of advancing science and practice of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The project was funded under the 2011-12 BiodivERsA joint call on “

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Community Gains

Online-tool to inspire and link community groups and individuals to resources needed to realise their project ideas.

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What is a Natural Capital Approach

A one page summary of a natural capital approach has been developed by the Natural Capital Coalition and eftec.

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Panorama - solutions for a healthy planet

Panorama is a partnership initiative to document and promote examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across a range of conservation and development topics, enabling cross-sectoral learning and inspiration. This platform houses a number of thematic portals, and is envisioned to be continuously

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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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Tool Assessor

Tool Assessor is the UK's online resource on analytical tools that link the environment and society A wide range of tools for analysing ecosystem services, natural capital and green infrastructure have been developed in recent years in the UK and globally, and more are in development.

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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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Business Ecosystems Training

Business Ecosystems Training (BET) course is a freely-available capacity building program to increase the knowledge and understanding of the links between ecosystems and business. The objective of BET course is to equip companies with the skills they need to better manage their impacts and

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Towards a Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services (CICES) for Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting

The Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services (CICES) developed from the work on environmental accounting undertaken by the European Environment Agency (EEA). It supports their contribution to the revision of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) which is currently

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QUICKScan

QUICKScan is a tool to facilitate the decision process in participatory settings. By including stakeholder knowledge and preferences and the ability to calculate impacts in-situ, QUICKScan combines tacit expert knowledge with available spatially-explicit monitoring and statistical and uses

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Nitrogen pollution and climate change reduce carbon storage and biodiversity of peatlands

A “win-win” between biodiversity-conservation and climate-change-combat is illustrated by the "Nitrogen pollution and climate change reduce carbon storage and biodiversity of peatlands" policy brief. It focuses on the farless recognized and 'unseen' threats to peatlands: air

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Conserving tropical biodiversity via market forces and spatial targeting

Successful conservation on private land depends on three factors: the conservation effectiveness for the target species; the private costs in reduced productivity; and the private benefits that conservation provides, for example, by enhancing the value of remaining production. Research on palm-

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Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture Best Practice Catalogue

This Catalogue highlights the best practices identified in the 6 metropolises associated with MADRE, in terms of farmers’ innovation, social innovation, consumer innovation, academic research, territorial innovation and transnational innovation.

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Mapping Biodiversity Priorities

This document sets out a practical, science-based approach to spatial biodiversity assessment and prioritisation, which can be applied at the national level in any country. It is especially useful for countries that are both biodiversity rich and resource constrained, where difficult choices have

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EmissionFactors.com

EmissionFactors.com taps into the most powerful environmental database in the world, powered by Ecometrica. Over the years, we've spent thousands of hours searching for and cataloguing emission and conversion factors and still do it on a regular basis. The accuracy of our data is very

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Tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment (ToSIA)

ToSIA is a decision support tool that was originally developed for the forestry sector, which analyses sustainability impacts of Forest-Wood-Chains (FWCs) and value chains related to resource use. Value chains are chains of production processes that are linked with products. ToSIA compares

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Narrative Methods Factsheet

Narrative methods aim to understand and describe the importance of nature and its benefits to people with their own words. By using narrative methods we allow the research participants (residents of a certain place, users of a certain resource, or stakeholders of an issue) to articulate the plural

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LANDSCAPEization

The LANDSCAPEization toolkit allows the visualization of and reporting on ecosystem services (ES)- and non-ES-related information in real-time over spatial scales. Embedded in a decision support system, the provided information supports the communication of land use changes and their impacts on ES

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GIS 4 Public

GIS-based online tool to facilitate feedback from and communication with local stakeholders (including citizens) on public transport system.

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Manual of marine and coastal datasets of biodiversity importance

Knowledge of marine and coastal datasets tends to be fragmented and/or difficult to access for the non-expert or ad hoc data user. To address this lack of information, this document provides an overview of global marine and coastal datasets of biodiversity importance, and also includes some

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