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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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Approaches to financing nature-based solutions in cities

Prepared in the framework of the Horizon 2020 project GrowGreen (http://growgreenproject.eu/), this working document presents an overview of financing approaches that can be used to deliver nature-based solutions (NBS) in urban areas. It includes a typology of financing mechanisms from the

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Method Factsheet - Shadow Pricing

Shadow pricing is highly appropriate to elicit monetary values and anthropocentric instrumental values of nature's benefits. When society sets environmental targets on the provision of non-marketed ecosystem services it is an implicit valuation of the services. The shadow price is the marginal

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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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Ecosystem Services Mapping - Oppla Webinar video

This webinar was the first of two sessions in a series, beginning the topic of ecosystem services mapping. Nynke Schulp spoke about the reliability of ecosystem services mapping, describing how methods of ecosystem services mapping have improved in recent years. Anis Guelmami spoke about

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Multibenefit Flood Retention

Guidelines for the development of a flood retention reservoir fostering water quality, biodiversity, local amenity value & environmental education.

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Local and Regional Policy Management

In this volume of the TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) publication series, the key concepts of the project are applied to local and regional policy and public management. The aim is to show that by taking nature's benefits into account, decision makers can promote local

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Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)

Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) programmes have been increasingly established across the globe in the last few years. PES is a type of market-based instrument that is increasingly used to finance nature conservation. PES programmes allow for the translation of the ecosystem services (ES) that

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Understanding the potential for private sector investment in natural capital – lessons from the Spey catchment, Scotland

There is a growing recognition amongst policy-makers, conservation NGOs and the private sector that funding for land management needs to be increased and diversified to protect and restore biodiversity and natural capital in Scotland. However, effective mechanisms for enabling private investment by

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Berlin - A thriving city embraces its green spaces (URBES video)

Berlin is one of the greenest cities in Europe, with more than 2,500 public green spaces, parks and gardens. These areas provide a home for natural diversity and a high quality of life for citizens. Over the next 15 years, the German capital is expected to grow by more than a quarter of a million

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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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Kremesti Environmental Consulting Ltd.

I am a water treatment specialist with over 12 years of experience in power stations. I have an M.Sc. degree in Industrial Chemistry from the USA. I am chartered in the UK with CIWEM, the Science Council and the Society for the Environment.

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€600.00

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AGRI-MADRE Platform: Interactive stakeholder map

This platform, based on the MADRE project (Metropolitan Agriculture for Developing an innovative, sustainable and Responsible Economy), aims to connect the actors involved in metropolitan agriculture and food systems in the Mediterranean. Dozens of innovative projects have been compiled around this

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Space Engagers

Methodology (including online tool) for opening up underused real estate assets in the urban core to local ideas and engagement.

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Biodiversity and ecosystem services: the foundation for human health and well-being - URBES Factsheet #2

Human beings are an integral and inseparable part of the natural world. Our existence and health ultimately depends on the integrity and functioning of ecosystems. This URBES factsheet presents research findings and policy recommendations which underline the value of biodiversity and ecosystem

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Policy Brief: EU bioenergy policies at the crossroad

The policy brief summarizes policy messages on bioenergy production in the EU

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EFISCEN

EFISCEN is a large-scale forest model that projects forest resource development on regional to European scale, based on detailed national forest inventory data and scenarios. These scenarios are mainly determined by management actions, but the model can also take into account changes in forest area

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AlpES - Alpine Ecosystem Services

The AlpES project's overall objective is to introduce ecosystem services as a regional/transnational environmental governance framework and train and support the AlpES target groups in understanding, valuing and managing them.

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Pitching Green Infrastructure

Methodology for assessing urban green infrastructure and planning for ecosystem services.

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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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