The Swiss Biodiversity Forum is the scientific competence centre for biodiversity in Switzerland. It aims at supporting the research of biodiversity and facilitates the co-operation of scientists and policy-makers in the administration department, in politics, economy and society.
GIZ ValuES - Paper on Increasing the Policy Impact of Ecosystem Service Assessments and Valuations - Insights from Practice
This report gives an overview about requirements and options for enhancing the practical usefulness and political relevance of ecosystem service assessments and valuations (ESAVs). It focuses on practical aspects of the ESAV process: How can potential users of ecosystem service knowledge draw
With the publication of this brochure, NeFo and ValuES want to provide their partners and other interested parties a quick and informative overview of IPBES and the different topics and processes of this still young science-policy interface. The brochure may also encourage readers to identify
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
As the ecosystem service concept has become more widely recognised, so the number of biophysical, socio-cultural and monetary methods available to assess ecosystem services has increased. There is relatively little guidance on how to select and combine these methods into hybrid approaches that
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
The production function approach (PFA) can be used in situations where a marketed good or service is produced with both man-made and ecosystem inputs. The PFA is a method designed to value indirect use values. It is highly appropriate for capturing ecological and monetary values, as well as
The overall aim of the eLTER project is to advance the European network of Long-Term Ecosystem Research sites and socio-ecological research platforms to provide highest quality services for multiple use of a distributed research infrastructure.
Indicators can be defined as a measure based on verifiable data that conveys information about more than itself. Biodiversity indicators are a central part of effective decision-making and adaptive measurement. This guidance document produced with the support of the Biodiversity Indicators
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 “
When conducting the OpenNESS analyses, it is important to recognise the institutional context of ecosystem management and governance. Identifying the institutional context allows us to understand what has produced the current management systems and which institutions will condition the future
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
A toolkit for valuing the benefits of green infrastructure, consisting of a spreadsheet calculator and a user guide. Monetary and non-monetary values are calculated, generally using a benefits transfer approach. Can be used either to value a planned intervention, or existing green infrastructure.
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
The “Conservation of small mammals and associated ecosystems” policy brief is focusing on the importance of European policies (for example, the Common Agricultural Policy, the EU Strategy on Climate Adaptation) and actions in the context of the conservation of small mammals and other species which
Guidelines for setting up a non-profit resident-run enterprise for managing community assets, applying an adaptive PPP approach.
This animated movie entitled “What’s the role of nature? Scientists at the URBES project inspire sustainable urban planning for people and nature” shows the results of the ‘Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ (URBES) research project funded by BiodivERsA. It presents the key research
The webinar highlighted the flow between knowledge, tools and practice through case material from the OPERAs exemplars and different tools. T
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