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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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Cost Benefit Analysis (iodine): Land-use typologies for strategic planning

The tool is intended to be used primarily for strategic planning (thinking about different management scenarios), for developing business cases, for reporting impacts, and for supporting instrument design. It is best applied at a broad scale. It is not suited to detailed analysis of short-term or

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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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ESManage Literature Review: Ecosystem Services in Freshwaters

The ESManage Literature Review highlights how pressures have implications for a range of ecosystem services derived from freshwaters. It considers how the framework aligns with the objectives of current policy and legislation to inform management of freshwater resources. This review details the

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Preference Assessment Factsheet

reference assessment is a direct and quantitative consultative method for analyzing perceptions, knowledge and associated value of ecosystem services demand or use (or even social motivations for maintaining the service) without using economic metrics. It could also be used to understand which

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A quantitative review of relationships between ecosystem services

These are the figures that are published in "A quantitative review of relationships between ecosystem services" in Ecological Indicators in 2016. In this publication, we analysed 67 case studies that studied 476 pairwise ES combinations. The relationships between these pairs of ES were

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Polish Biodiversity Information Network

The Polish Biodiversity Information Network (PolBIN) was founded in 2003. At the beginning the main goal of its activities was to initiate cooperation of Polish research institutions with the international system of GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility). In 2008 it was transformed into a

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Ramsar Policy Brief: Integrating multiple wetland values into decision-making

The Ramsar Convention recognizes the interdependence of people on wetlands for their important economic, cultural, scientific and recreational values. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) provides a framework for considering the multiple

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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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GIZ ValuES - Method Profile: TESSA – Toolkit for site-based ES assessment

The TESSA-toolkit focuses on a site-scale-level, such as a wetland, using information gathered locally. The toolkit can help assess climate regulation, flood protection, water provision, water quality improvement, harvested wild and cultivated goods and nature-based recreation. The toolkit is

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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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Measures to increase ecosystem resilience and avoid tipping points

The "Measures to increase ecosystem resilience and avoid tipping points" brief presents how the results from the BiodivERsA-funded TipTree, TIPPINGPOND and EC21C projects allow characterization of tipping points for two types of European ecosystems, forests and ponds. It also proposes

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4C Transitions

Methodology for planning and realising inclusive local transition activities.

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Urban Climate Comfort Zones

Guidelines for tackling heat island effects of urban open spaces, identifying prior areas of concern and proposing measures to enhance thermal comfort, micro-climate, amenity value and biodiversity in urban regions (with strategically distributed green spaces).

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Communities Directory: Online portal for strengthening networks between individuals and groups in cities

Online portal for strengthening networks between individuals and groups in cities.

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Nature Value Explorer

www.natuurwaardeverkenner.be The Flemish government recognises the importance of these ecosystem services (ESS). The manual and easy to apply tool uses pragmatic methods to value ecosystem services in rural and urban environments. The tool helps everyone (land managers, planners, national and

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Guiding question on ecosystem services and governance for practitioners, policy-makers and researchers

In society many actors and structures are at play and interact in myriad ways. The term governance goes beyond traditional forms of political steering (i.e. regulation, public management and hierarchical state activity). Governance emphasizes novel instruments (such as voluntary and market-based

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Ecosystem Services Mapping: Practical Applications - Oppla Webinar video

This session continued the topic of ecosystem services mapping, focusing on its benefits for practitioners and decision makers (the first session 'Ecosystem Services Mapping' is also available on the Oppla Marketplace). Nuria Marba spoke about the importance of spatial distribution of

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GIZ ValuES - IPBES: A brief introduction for scientists, policy makers, and practitioners

With the publication of this brochure, NeFo and ValuES want to provide their partners and other interested parties a quick and informative overview of IPBES and the different topics and processes of this still young science-policy interface. The brochure may also encourage readers to identify

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GIB SmartScan

Increase your infrastructure project’s attractiveness to investors in only a few steps. The GIB SmartScan allows you to assess your infrastructure projects based on its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues and helps to efficiently flag risks and opportunities for improvements of your

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