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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Green infrastructure

Considering the overall goals of the OpenNESS project and its variety of case studies, it is important to have a clear idea about how the concept of green infrastructure can be operationalised in practice, despite its inherent conceptual complexity and ambiguity. The concept of Green Infrastructure

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Living Walls

Guidelines for implementing multi benefit vertical green infrastructure with living plant constructions (suitable for difficult urban locations, short time frames).

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Scenario Planning Factsheet

In scenario planning various tools and techniques are applied (often in combination) to develop plausible and internally consistent descriptions of alternative future options (Johnson et al. 2012). Assumptions about future events or trends are questioned, and uncertainties are made explicit (

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Ecometrica Platform

The Ecometrica Platform brings together sustainability, environment, risk and business management with geospatial intelligence and mapping applications to allow businesses, governments and organisations to make smarter decisions and build long-term value. The Platform is arranged into four

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Ecosystem services and social justice

Understanding how changes in ecosystem services (ES) and natural capital (NC) impact on issues related to competitiveness and social justice.

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Urban Heat Atlas

Methodology for detailed urban heating demands and related energy consumption.

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PALM - Intercommunal potential analysis of the resource land for sustainable land management

The spatial decision support tool PALM aimed at supporting the allocation of urban development zones. A GIS-based MCDA approach was integrated into a web-based platform that allows distributing a requested amount of urban development areas within a selected perimeter based on ecosystem services and

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EO Labs from Ecometrica

The Ecometrica Platform's "EO Labs" is a cloud based spatial content management system that gives your organisation the capacity to develop multiple content sharing applications. Application managers within your organisation can pull together data sets, areas of interest and

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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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Ready 4 Climate Change

Quick check tool to activate stakeholders and their knowledge on climate change adaptation.

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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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Integrated backcasting modeling system BackES

Advancing optimal management practices and designing relevant policy interventions for maintaining ecosystem services (ES) that satisfy local demand is a challenge in fragile mountain ecosystems. Under OPERAs, a backcasting framework (BackES) is being developed that develops and evaluates a variety

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CLUMondo

CLUMondo is a forward looking, dynamic simulation model that simulates land system changes in response to various types of exogenously defined demand and endogenously defined transition rules (van Asselen and Verburg, 2013)

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Assessment and mapping of ecosystem services - Development of methods for assessment and mapping of ecosystem services of marine and inland waters

The general purpose of the project "Development methods for assessment and mapping of ecosystem services of marine and inland waters" is to help stop the decrease of biodiversity in water bodies and damaging of ecosystem in the European Union by supporting the preservation and restoration

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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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GIZ ValuES - Report on Indicators for Managing Ecosystem Services - Options & Examples

This report gives guidance for seeking information that supports the integration of ecosystem services into policy and public management. We present for each ecosystem service a succinct selection of literature and further sources, which describe example indicators for approximating its (bio-

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Application of Socio-cultural ES Assessments

Clarifications of the concept of socio-cultural valuation and a structured listing of the available methodologies facilitate a better integration of socio-cultural values in ecosystem service assessments and help researchers and practitioners to choose methods from the available portfolio. We

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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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LANDPREF - Interactive tool to assess and visualise land use preferences

LANDPREF is a novel tool to assess desired land use visions. It enables the adjustment of a virtual landscape according to personal preferences of competing land uses, and is an interactive tool for the survey-based assessment of land use preferences. It allows the respondents to interactively

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Mapping to support REDD+ planning and secure multiple benefits: toolbox and tutorials for QGIS and ArcGIS

GIS training materials and tools have been developed for use in planning REDD+ activities that deliver multiple benefits. These resources are designed to assist technical staff to undertake spatial analysis to identify areas suitable for specific REDD+ policies and measures, and which are likely to

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