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The Ecoregions of Italy

In Italy, ecoregion classification, based on detailed scientific data, represents a framework that is used to effectively address national strategies for sustainability and harmonise landscape planning according to European policies (Habitats Directive; European Landscape Convention; Pan-European

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Green Infrastructure Valuation Toolkit

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.

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Biodiversity, natural capital and the economy

Nature underpins all economic activities and human well-being. It is the world’s most important asset. Yet humanity is destroying biodiversity at an unprecedented rate, posing significant but often overlooked risks to the economy, the financial sector and the well-being of current and future

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Time-use Studies Factsheet

Time use study is an innovation of the conventional stated preference techniques, in particular taken from the contingent valuation approach. In this case, the payment vehicle is expressed in labour hours rather than monetary units (use in the classical willingness to pay studies) (Kenter et al.

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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 Stakeholder Values for Woodland Expansion - Briefing Note

Despite woodland expansion being advocated via a number of policy documents, barriers to woodland creation in Scotland remain. These include contested views about land use amongst multiple stakeholders, concerns around trade-offs with other land uses, and a lack of synergy between policies and

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The Ecosystem Valuation Toolkit

Ecosystem service valuation is a process that quantifies the economic benefits of nature for inclusion in decision-making at scales from local to global. The EVT seeks to accelerate the adoption of ecosystem service valuation by providing a comprehensive, searchable online database of values for

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ComPass: Urban Activation Road Map

Methodology to 'navigate' the process of activating community based projects.

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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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Addressing Climate Change in Cities – Catalogue of urban nature-based solutions

Nature-based solutions (NBS) are solutions that are inspired and supported by nature. They can be used in urban settings to complement or replace "traditional" or "grey" solutions to perform functions, such as thermal insulation and stormwater retention and filtration. Focusing

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Bundles of ecosystem services

Multifunctionality is also gradually being acknowledged at the conceptual level in several land-use policies, such as spatial planning, water management, forestry, green infrastructure. 'ES bundles' can make the multifunctionality concept more concrete. This Synthesis Paper (SP) will

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Creation of Ecological Corridors in the Ukrainian Carpathians

In order to develop a methodology for the creation of functional and consolidated ecological corridors for the Carpathians, a pilot study has been conducted at two locations in Ukraine creating corridors connecting Ukrainian protected areas with protected areas in

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Metalliferous Hills Jug Band "geoperformance"

The Metalliferous Hills Jug Band (or Jug Band dalle Colline Metallifere, JBCM, in Italian) is an international and inter-generational collective proposing a combination of music and environmental practice, where melody, rhythm, storytelling and science outreach are merged in one situation. The JBCM

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Environment Employment Alliance

Methodological guide for fostering sustainability transition of key local economic sectors - supporting small local innovative initiatives by governing interaction between public and private actors (or societal niches and public institutions).

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Nature-based solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation in urban areas

This report summarises much of the work done by the German Federal Agency of Nature Conservation (BfN) in cooperation with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) in the frame of a research and development project on

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Nature-based Solutions to address global societal challenges

This report has been prepared as part of an effort by IUCN to define its position on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and plan for future work to advance this concept and support effective implementation of NbS to enhance ecosystem services provision and address societal challenges. The report proposes

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Natural Capital Assessments at the National and Sub-national Level

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,

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A global map to aid the identification and screening of critical habitat for marine industries

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

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Guidance for national biodiversity indicator development and use

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

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Greater Manchester Natural Capital User Guide

The User Guide gives an overview with links to the range of natural capital tools available, with step by step instructions on how to use them. Short case studies provide examples of how people have used the tools, and a ‘frequently asked questions’ section helps to address some of the barriers

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