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Virtual Landscape Theatre

The Virtual Landscape Theatre (VLT) is a mobile curved screen projection facility, in which people can be 'immersed' in computer models of their environment to explore landscapes of the past, present and future. This facility is the first mobile unit of its kind in the UK, and is used for

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State of the Art and Latest Advances in Exploring Business Models for Nature-Based Solutions

Nature-based solutions (NBS) offer multiple solutions to urban challenges simultaneously, but realising funding for NBS remains a challenge. When the concept of NBS for societal challenges was first defined by the EC in 2017, financing was recognised as one of the major challenges to its

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Ready 4 Climate Change

Quick check tool to activate stakeholders and their knowledge on climate change adaptation.

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Nature4Cities - Diagnostic of your city's trends with Colouree and/or Greencity

Do you work for a council, as policy-maker or in urban or green spaces planning? Colouree and Greencity will help you set up an exhaustive and ongoing monitoring system to (i) identify the best place for your NBS projects, (ii) support data-driven and collective decision-making and (iii) monitor

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Environment Employment Alliance

Methodological guide for fostering sustainability transition of key local economic sectors - supporting small local innovative initiatives by governing interaction between public and private actors (or societal niches and public institutions).

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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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Cities Alive: Green Building Envelope

Can retrofitting cityscapes with vegetation improve the health and well-being of urban citizens? Can we use green facades to capture renewable energy and drive sustainability? Experts from eight skill networks around the world came together in Berlin in 2015 to cross-examine these questions using

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Brief: NetworkNature Semester - NbS in light of the Pandemic: Outcomes

This brief covers the main findings and expert opinions from the NetworkNature Semester theme on nature-based solutions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the brief to learn about the latest knowledge and opinions on NbS and its impacts on health and well-being, and the potential it has to

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Participatory Network Analysis and Planning

CoKnow Consulting is offering facilitation and training to build capacity for inter- and transdisciplinary processes, by supporting you and your stakeholders to co-produce knowledge and co-design solutions for sustainability. One tool which has proven to be particularly helpful is the Net-Map tool

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Green Values

Guidelines to identify, measure and articulate the multifunctional benefits of urban green infrastructure (UGI) projects in order to support the development of cohesive business cases and to inspire project initiators to refine their projects to yield wider benefits.

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Deliberative valuation methodological guidelines

Deliberative valuation is not one particular valuation method, but it is a valuation paradigm (Raymond et al. 2014) providing a framework to combine various tools and techniques that bridges citizens and academia as well as different disciplines within science. Deliberative valuation invites

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4C Transitions

Methodology for planning and realising inclusive local transition activities.

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Engaging Citizens and Stakeholders with Key Themes and Messages

Explore key themes and messages through a selection of posters. The first set of posters highlights Protect, Restore and Thrive. The second set of posters highlights Working with Nature, Diversfying Options and Multiplying Benefits.

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Establishment of Community-based Models for Biodiversity Protection in Ecological Corridors in the Southern Caucasus (Armenia)

Establishment of Community Based Conservation Areas (CBCA) will help counteract the negative effects of unsustainable use of natural resources. CBCA models will be set up based on ecosystem services that result in biodiversity conservation and additional income for local communities via well-

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Conservación de la biodiversidad en el ciclo integral del agua.

La finalidad de esta guía es fomentar el desarrollo de iniciativas que favorezcan la conservación y la restauración de la biodiversidad en instalaciones del ciclo del agua y su entorno. Estas se componen de estaciones de depuración, de potabilización y otras infraestructuras vinculadas al ciclo del

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Method Factsheet - Stated Preference Valuation Methods

Stated preference valuation is family of techniques which use individual respondents' statements about their preferences to estimate change in utility associated with a proposed increase in quality or quantity of an ecosystem service or bundle of services. Respondents are presented with one or

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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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Quick Guide to Eliciting Demand for Ecosystem Services

This summary document provides an overview of the eight-step framework for eliciting demand for ecosystem services put forth by the OPERAs Exemplars in the full guidance document, Eliciting Demand for Ecosystem Services: Results and User Guidance from the OPERAs Demand Synthesis Working Group. The

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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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"Geomatics for a Sustainable environment" continuing education and summer school at the University of Geneva

As part of its continuing education program, the University of Geneva proposes a new Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) called «Geomatics for a Sustainable Environment» in English. The instructor-led teachings will take place as a Geneva summer school from 4 to 15 September 2017. Several

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