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Creating Space, Aligning Motivations, and Building Trust: Key Elements of Stakeholder Engagement in 12 Ecosystem Services Case Studies

Using examples from all twelve of the OPERAs Exemplar case studies, this guidance document puts forth a stakeholder engagement framework comprising three key elements and their respective components, and demonstrates how awareness of key issues and a strategy for addressing them can help build

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National decarbonisation plan: Government of Costa Rica

The National Decarbonization Plan is a response to the request of the President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Mr. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, to prepare a strategic document that would offer a Roadmap with key actions to consolidate the process towards the decarbonization of the Costa Rican

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ARtificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services (ARIES)

ARIES is a networked software technology that redefines ecosystem service assessment and valuation for decision-making. ARIES is an artificial intelligent modeler rather than a single model or collection of models. ARIES chooses ecological process models where appropriate, and turns to simpler

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Gaps and opportunities to sustainable urban development through nature-based solutions Policy Brief

The multifunctional character of nature-based solutions (NBS) enables them to provide responses to both social and environmental challenges. Analysis has shown that there is significant potential for NBS to help achieve sustainable urban development objectives. Nonetheless, challenges for

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ESLab services test and demonstration site

The test and demonstration version of ESLab services provide 1) visualization of municipal greenhouse gas budgets in Finland, and 2) High resolution carbon budget data for a pilot study region in southern Finland.

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Landmark EcoServices

EcoServices solves problems. Our clients simply tell us their objectives and EcoServices does the rest. It models (sub-)catchments to show (1) which parts of the landscape are working hardest to provide the specific benefits needed locally, then (2) identifies which habitats to create and where to

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The BioClim project: Climate change adaptation strategy for the natural environment and bioeconomy in Estonia

BioClim, carried out between January and August 2015, was a project concentrating on mapping the current situation, analysing the climate change impacts and possible adaptation measures for the natural environment and bioeconomy in Estonia.

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Stakeholder involvement

Stakeholder involvement is not only regarded as an essential element in environmental management and decision making, but also considered critical in the context of ecosystem services (ES).

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Brillianto Images for download

Brillianto Images offers over 1,200 images for immediate download. https://brillianto.co.uk/photos/shop/ Categories include: Plants, Birds, Insects, Farm animals, Green Infrastructure, Landscapes, Environment, Fungi Amphibians and Mammals. Images are available in Small, Medium and Large. All

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GIZ ValuES - Method Profile: Participatory economic valuation methods

There is no clear definition of participatory economic valuation methods. wo common features can be identified: a concern with reflecting stakeholders’ own perceptions, references and categories of value, and efforts to ensure that ecosystem service users and beneficiaries are directly

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Ecosystem Services Card Game Factsheet

The ecosystem services card game is a method developed to capture the sociocultural values related to ecosystem services. This method specifically focuses on exploring and understanding human preferences and perceptions on ecosystem services (Fontaine et al., 2013). 
The ecosystem services card

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Institutional analysis

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

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Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Development Rapid Diagnostic Tool

This tool is intended to help policy makers and other stakeholders understand the extent to which biodiversity and development objectives are already integrated at the national level and the obstacles and constraints that need to be overcome to promote further, and more effective, integration. It

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Effectiveness

The ultimate goal for managing ecosystem services is contributing to human well-being. To analyse how this goal can effectively be achieved is a major task in OpenNESS.

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Natural Capital & Ecosystem Services: an introduction to the concepts (video)

Dr. Anne Guerry, Chief Strategy Officer and Lead Scientist for the Natural Captial Project, introduces the concepts of natural capital and ecosystem services.

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Method Factsheet - State and Transition Models

State-and-transition models (STMs) are conceptual models of ecosystem dynamics after disturbances based on alternate state theory (Kachergis et al. 2011). STMs combine the representation of alternate states and the factors that drive the transitions among states with tables of qualitative

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OPERAS D4.5 Good practice guidelines for instrument choice and tutorials for instrument application

About “Guidance on choice and application of instruments” Task 4.5 coordinates the work and information flow across WP4 Instruments and produced an overall synthesis of the operational potential of ES/NC instruments, a road map for their application and practice guidance for choice and use of ES/

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Innovative Housing

Innovative approach for housing development by fostering the evolution of active and sustainable communities.

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ES Public Consultation Methods

Abstract The concept of Ecosystem Services (ES) is relatively new to environmental policy. ES provided by the natural environment are recognised as an important contributor, directly and indirectly, to human well-being. These include the ecosystem’s provision of natural commodities (e.g. ag-

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Social media listening

Extensive methods of socio cultural valuation. Just taking profit of the fact that people explain a lot what do they like and do on social networks. Hashtags and geotags from Instagram, Twitter, and Facebbok can be great location based sources of information! Text analysis software can help to

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