Citizens and experts have identified better awareness of the opportunities, benefits, and limitations of nature-based solutions as one of the main factors that could facilitate the transition to more sustainable cities and territories. Nature-based Solutions (NBS) use nature and ecosystems to
Matrix approaches are quick and simple ways to get an overall spatially-explicit picture of the ES in case study areas. The method is based on the idea of linking tabular spreadsheet data and spatial data together, i.e. joining external datasets to spatial units to create maps. A modified,
A 2018 és 2021 között megvalósult LIFE-MICACC projekt célja az önkormányzatok integráló és koordináló szerepének megerősítése az éghajlatváltozáshoz való alkalmazkodás érdekében, az alábbiakban közzétett tudásanyagok a projekt keretén belül készültek. Az anyagok első csoportja az önkormányzatoknak
The European research project B-WaterSmart accelerates the transformation to watersmart economies and societies in coastal Europe and beyond. The project now has released a preliminary version of a Knowledge Portal for Circular Economy (CE) and watersmartness. It provides the following services: (i
The Economic Case for Nature is part of a series of papers by the World Bank that lays out the economic rationale for investing in nature and recognizes how economies rely on nature for services that are largely underpriced. This report presents a first-of-its-kind integrated ecosystem-economy
A short presentation showing an overview of the way stakeholders where identified and weighted at the urban hybrid dune exemplar in Barcelona, forming part of the OPERAs project.
This paper provides a global map to identify potential and likely marine and coastal Critical Habitat, as defined by 'International Finance Corporation Performance Standard 6'. Eleven biodiversity features are identified which can be used as an early screening aid by industries and
This white paper, “Climate Action through Regeneration: Unlocking the Power of Communities and Nature through Tourism” surveyed 30 tourism operators globally using the IUCN NbS Global Standard to assess how NbS are enabling destinations to take proactive climate action. The paper outlines 5
Making Ecosystem-based Adaptation Effective: A Framework for Defining Qualification Criteria and Quality Standards
Many organizations, including members of the Friends of EbA network (FEBA)11 have gained both conceptual and practical experience in designing and implementing EbA measures in various regions, ecosystems, and levels of governance. These experiences provide a rich source of
Experimental Biodiversity Accounting as a component of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA-EEA)
The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2012 Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA-EEA) provides a framework to measure and link ecosystem service flows supported by biodiversity and other ecosystem characteristics (e.g. soil type, altitude) with the economy and other human activities.
This compendium connects together the key themes of nature, cities and innovation. It discusses how to assess what nature-based solutions can achieve in cities. It examines how innovation is taking place in cities. And it analyses the potential of nature-based solutions to help respond to climate
Over the past thirty years local communities have remained at the heart of efforts to address sustainable development across the European Union, mobilised by a wide range of policies and initiatives to develop sustainable, smart, low carbon, resilient and eco-cities. As interventions that promise