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
The "Wildlife diseases on the increase" policy brief focuses on Wildlife diseases, highlighting their increase and the threat they pose to Europe’s biodiversity, and proposing policy recommendations using the Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) fungus as an example. The 4-page brief is
A unique new type of proven planter system for greening of impervious surfaces. Solitary containers/flower pots as well as areal. Horizontal as well as vertical. Indoors as well as outdoors. Reducing water consumption by up to 80% and enabling possibility for exchange of all species and sices (up
Ecosystem service assessments should be ‘issue-driven’. They can be done to gain new insights, to make a strong argument, to start a discussion, to help settle a negotiation, to enhance a planning process, or to reach a decision. There are many different methods for doing an assessment. Helping
Understanding how changes in ecosystem services (ES) and natural capital (NC) impact on issues related to competitiveness and social justice.
The Ramsar Convention recognizes the interdependence of people on wetlands for their important economic, cultural, scientific and recreational values. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) provides a framework for considering the multiple
The BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook is a practical guide designed to assist research teams identify relevant stakeholders to engage with in order to enhance the impact and social relevance of their work. The Handbook draws upon exiting literature and presents case studies that provide
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
www.natuurwaardeverkenner.be The Flemish government recognises the importance of these ecosystem services (ESS). The manual and easy to apply tool uses pragmatic methods to value ecosystem services in rural and urban environments. The tool helps everyone (land managers, planners, national and
This session continued the topic of ecosystem services mapping, focusing on its benefits for practitioners and decision makers (the first session 'Ecosystem Services Mapping' is also available on the Oppla Marketplace). Nuria Marba spoke about the importance of spatial distribution of
InVEST is a set of models for mapping and valuing the ecological or economic value of multiple ES at a local to regional scale. InVEST has a tiered design, from a simple Tier 0 to Tier 1 and 2 models, and is constantly under development. In recent years it has evolved from mapping only ES supply to
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
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.
STREAMLINE is a new format for semi-structured, one-on-one interviews. In its current form STREAMLINE consists of a set of colorful, laminated A3 canvasses. Set in the future, each canvas invites the interviewee to set out their vision on a particular topic through a series of questions and tiles.
Almost all economic activities are dependent on 'natural capital' in some form or another. Natural capital refers to the stocks of the Earth's natural assets and resources, such as soil,water, air and biodiversity. Indeed, for business operations to successfully function long-term,
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
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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