Based on a better understanding of terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem functioning ALARM will develop and test methods and protocols for the assessment of large-scale environmental risks in order to minimise negative direct and indirect human impacts.
This working paper from the UN proposes an urban-rural linkage perspective in relation to land and ecosystem restoration at a time of heightened urgency on multiple fronts at local, national and international levels. The combined impacts of climate change, biodiversity loss land degradation, and
NetworkNature Visualisation: EU-Funded Nature-based solutions research projects addressing Societal Challenges across Ecosystems
In this document you can find a visual representation of the different types of ecosystems and most relevant societal challenges in the context of NBS, with the aim to simplify and communicate these concepts, while inspiring NBS good practices. || The European Commission defines Nature-
Matrix Approaches are a quick and simple way to get an overall spatially-explicit picture of the ES in case study areas. The method is based on the idea of linking tabular spreadsheet data and spatial data together, i.e. joining external datasets to spatial units to create maps. The spreadsheet
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.
A document to addresses urban and peri-urban agriculture from a critical, proposal-oriented perspective. This report addresses urban and peri-urban agriculture from a critical, proposal-oriented perspective and with a special focus on Mediterranean metropolitan areas. Building from existing
How to make complexity look simple? Conveying ecosystems restoration complexity for socio-economic research and public engagement
Ecosystems degradation represents one of the major global challenges at the present time, threating people’s livelihoods and well-being worldwide. Ecosystem restoration therefore seems no longer an option, but an imperative. Restoration challenges are such that a dialogue has begun on the need to
This Nature^Squared report highlights that cities are affected and influence climate change. For this reason, they are looking for ways to develop smart solutions to develop more resilience. Nature-based solutions make it possible to develop green urban areas that meet the growing need for
Nature-based solutions improving water quality & waterbody conditions. Analysis of EU-funded projects
This document summarises outcomes relating to water quality and waterbody conditions from the report ‘Nature-based Solutions: State of the Art in EU-funded Projects’ (Wild et al. (Eds.) 2020) prepared through the EC’s Valorisation of NBS Projects Initiative. EU research and innovation projects were
TEEB for Local and Regional Policy Makers calls on local policy makers to understand the value of their natural capital and the services it provides and apply a focus on nature's benefits in local policy areas such as urban management, spatial planning and protected areas management.
UNEP, WEF, ELD and Vivid Economics published the report “State Of Finance For Nature: Tripling investments in nature-based solutions by 2030”, presenting the results of a global analysis which tracks investment flows into nature-based solutions and identifies future investments needed to meet the
Az Innovatív vízgazdálkodási megoldások gyűjteménye olyan fejlesztések, termékek, szolgáltatások adatait gyűjti össze, amelyek ökoszisztéma alapú segítséget nyújthatnak az éghajlatváltozás hatására megjelent térségi és települési vizekhez kapcsolódó problémák kezeléséhez és megoldásához. A
Are you aware of the benefits that urban vegetation can produce to lowering temperature and improving air quality? Do you remember how you missed being in contact with nature during the lockdown? The book presents how the Life VEG-GAP project consortium have deepened the links between vegetation
IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions: A user-friendly framework for the verification, design and scaling up of NbS
NbS are considered by a wide range of stakeholders as an essential mechanism for achieving sustainable development. The IUCN Global Standard on Nature-based Solutions aims to ensure the application of this approach is credible, and its uptake tracked and measured for adaptive management so that its
Urban forest is an emerging concept which not only incorporates trees, but other vegetation in streets, parks, plazas, river embankments, wetlands, railway corridors, community gardens, and on buildings as well as the soil and water that supports them. Urban forests have been around for generations
On Wednesday 14 of June, OSMOS will present the TURAS publication "Bridges to Local Economies" at the Pakhuis de Zwijger. The event will describe the general concept of the book while taking a hands-on experience of some of the tools and techniques presented in the book.
The Bonn Challenge is a global goal to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested landscapes into restoration by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030. Launched by the Government of Germany and IUCN in 2011, the Challenge surpassed the 150-million-hectare milestone for pledges in 2017.
We use sophisticated modelling to identify, rank and prioritise Nature-based Solutions to multiple problems such as flooding, water resource supply, river pollution, soil loss, poor farm management and biodiversity loss. Our engaging communications show best bang for buck actions, with many
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