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DESSIN ecosystem services evaluation software tool

The free Ecosystem Services (ESS) evaluation software tool by DESSIN helps decision-makers to make the best choice by evaluating the effects that innovative solutions have on freshwater ecosystems and their services. The tool identifies and measures the ecosystem services that are provided to

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Talking About Our Place

The Talking About Our Place toolkit help a community think about some of the issues their place may be facing, and encourages them to get involved. It will help people: explore what makes their place special recognise what benefits their place provides for identify what issues affect their place or

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Valuing Nature: Demystifying Economic Valuation Paper

This paper covers the main issues, questions and principles surrounding economic valuation and is designed as an overview for those new to economic valuation. The paper brings together input from 120 volunteers from the economic valuation community. The paper provides a summary of agreed principles

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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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Photo-elicitation Method Factsheet

This method aims to translate the people's visual experiences and perceptions of landscapes in terms of ecosystem services. It has been particularly used to explore how landscape multi-functionality (defined as the capacity of ecosystems to provide ecosystem services to society) is related

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The Copenhagen global avian distributional database

Distributional data for more than 10 000 species of birds for all land and non-pelagic species was mapped for each species at a resolution of 1x1 latitude-longitude grid cells.

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Adaptation of trees and forests to climate change: the importance of genetic variability

The policy brief “Adaptation of trees and forests to climate change: the importance of genetic variability” is derived from the BiodivERsA-funded LinkTree project, which examined the genetic variation within forest tree populations in five European countries, and assessed how this variability and

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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Ecosystem Service and Sustainable Development

We are pleased to announce a new MOOC on Ecosystem Services available immediately on the Coursera platform, produced by the University of Geneva, the Geneva Water Hub, the Luc Hoffmann Institute and the Natural Capital Project. Is this course for me? This MOOC is for anybody interested in

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Socio-Economic Benefits of the EU Marine Protected Areas

This report collects, systematises and discusses the available evidence on the socio-economic benefits provided by the protection of European coastal areas and seascapes. The focus is on benefits associated with MPAs.

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Policy needs and opportunities for operationalising the concept of ecosystem services - EU assessment

This report presents the results of an EU policy audit that assesses the current level of integration of ecosystem services and natural capital into the current EU policy framework. It also identifies key gaps, needs and opportunities for further integration, including policy instruments that can

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Clima East

Clima East is a European Union funded project package assisting the Eastern Neighbourhood Partnership Countries and Russia in approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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OPERAs Webinar: How to link ecosystem services, knowledge, tools and practice?

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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Stakeholder Engagement and Participatory Processes

In areas such as nature based solutions and biodiversity, Prospex enables effective dialogue, lasting agreements and strategies for changing contexts. Prospex is a pioneer service provider in stakeholder engagement, strategic foresight and negotiation & conflict resolution in complex science-

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GIZ ValuES - Report on Indicators for Managing Ecosystem Services - Options & Examples

This report gives guidance for seeking information that supports the integration of ecosystem services into policy and public management. We present for each ecosystem service a succinct selection of literature and further sources, which describe example indicators for approximating its (bio-

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Local Ecological Footprinting Tool (LEFT)

LEFT presents a simple yet effective method for mapping ecological important landscapes beyond protected areas. The method uses existing globally available web-based databases and models to provide an ecological score based on five key ecological features (biodiversity, fragmentation, threat,

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Public goods

Public goods represent a particularly complex category of environmental resources. The increasing importance of the concept of public goods in national and international legal frameworks, particularly relating to questions surrounding the role of private or public actors in providing and

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GIZ ValuES - Fact sheet on training "Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services"

This training course offers a general introduction to basic economic concepts, gives an overview of some principles of environmental economics, and provides a general understanding of different economic valuation methods with their pros and cons as well as an overview on how valuation can be

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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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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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Valuing ecosystem services in urban areas - URBES Factsheet #3

While there is increased recognition that biodiversity and ecosystem services can contribute greatly to improve quality of life in cities, their multiple values are usually not fully taken into account in urban policy-making. The values of biodiversity and ecosystem services need to be integrated

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