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Cultural Ecosystem Services - URBES Factsheet #8

This factsheet illustrates how cultural ecosystem services offer a gateway to raising awareness of the wide range of ecosystem services provided by nature, their importance for quality of life and human health in cities, and their role in encouraging urban environmental stewardship.

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Green infrastructure within agricultural landscapes strengthens the supply of ecosystem services

The brief on “Green infrastructure within agricultural landscapes strengthens the supply of ecosystem services” presents how the results from the EC21C, FarmLand, ECODEAL, APPEAL, SmallFOREST and CONNECT projects. It provides evidence that increasing landscape diversity through green infrastructure

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Ecosystem Services Indicator Guidance

Ecosystem service indicators are information that efficiently communicates the characteristics and trends of ecosystem services. Under OPERAs a decision support tool for developing ecosystem indicators has been published. The indicator development framework provides guidance on the process of

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Living Walls

Guidelines for implementing multi benefit vertical green infrastructure with living plant constructions (suitable for difficult urban locations, short time frames).

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Urban Waste Management

Assessment methodology for identifying opportunities to make local urban waste management more sustainable and resilient.

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FINAL REPORT – EKLIPSE REQUEST ON SUPPORTING EU NEGOTIATORS AT IPBES PLENARY

This report provides the summary of findings by the EKLIPSE ‘Expert Working Group analysing the links between the IPBES Global Assessment (GA) and its Summary for Policymakers (SPM). The Expert Working Group (EWG) was established based on a request by the European Commission, DG Environment, and

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Biodiversity Quality Calculator - Measuring Impacts on Biodiversity

The Biodiversity Quality Calculator is an online tool currently in development. It aims to provide comprehensive and robust biodiversity indices, including biomass, species rarity and population evenness. We are currently developing an online tool which allows data to be uploaded to the platform,

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TESSA - Toolkit for Ecosystem Services Site-based Assessment

The TESSA toolkit provides practical guidance for measuring ecosystem services at the site scale.It effectively communicates the results to aid decision-making on a local level,which is an area existing tools have had limited applicability.TESSA provides scientifically robust information and a

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REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management (REFORM)

REFORM (REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management, http://reformrivers.eu/) brought together 26 renowned research institutes and applied partners from15 European countries to generate tools for cost-effective restoration of river ecosystems, and for improved monitoring of the biological

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Sustainable Water Management - Treatment Wetlands Design

Nature-based solutions like constructed/treatment wetlands, can play an essential role for the water pollution control at urban scale and for reducing the flooding risk while providing positive effects on biodiversity, social acceptance and economics.

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Community Geotimeline

Online tool for harnessing and assessing community capital and resilience.

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ESManage Project: Freshwater Ecosystem Services - An Introduction for Stakeholders

The ESManage Literature Review for Stakeholders provides an overview of information on the ecosystem services framework, the role of biodiversity in ecosystem service provision, and how the concept aligns with the objectives of current policy and legislation to inform management of freshwater

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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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ESCom 2020 workshop: Scotland's National Ecological Network - progress and practicalities

This report summarises the contents and outputs from workshop ‘Scotland’s National Ecological Network: progress and practicalities’, held on the 11th March 2020 at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. Scotland’s Programme for Government 2019-2020 and Biodiversity Routemap to 2020 set

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Urban agriculture - URBES Facthseet #7

This factsheet will explain the importance of urban agriculture: the ecosystem services that urban agriculture provides for human wellbeing, food security and urban resilience; and the need for integrated planning across sectors to ensure that the ecosystem services that urban agriculture provides

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NBS Projects Implementation Handbook

This Handbook was made for government officials, practitioners or project coordinators working in the public domain and needing support in their NBS project implementation. It will be useful especially for those who are at the early stages of developing climate adaptation and mitigation

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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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Sub-urban Ecosystem Payments

Guidelines (including a toolkit) for assessing the value of the ecosystem services provided by natural areas/green infrastructure in suburban locations.

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COMDEKS

In the long-term, the COMDEKS Country Programme Landscape Strategy for Slovakia aims to increase the resilience of target natural ecosystems and human production systems through partnership-based community activities which promote eco-system functions and increase landscape diversity.

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GIZ ValuES - Method Profile: Assessing flood prevention potential of wetlands

Wetlands can absorb excess water in cases of river flooding. This method can be used to estimate the retention capacity of wetlands for flood mitigation and thereby protecting downstream inhabitants. For this, the impact of water detention on peak flows is considered, as well as the extent and

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