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Creating Green Cities podcast

Creating Green Cities is a podcast on urban-nature based solutions, explained through stories of inspiring innovators from across Europe who have used their passion and creativity to make cities greener. They talk to guests from Barcelona, Budapest, Malmö and Utrecht to find out why green roofs are

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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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LANDSCAPEization

The LANDSCAPEization toolkit allows the visualization of and reporting on ecosystem services (ES)- and non-ES-related information in real-time over spatial scales. Embedded in a decision support system, the provided information supports the communication of land use changes and their impacts on ES

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The Little Book of Investing in Nature: A simple guide to financing life on Earth

The Little Book of Investing in Nature aims to energise that dialogue by clearly laying out options for financing biodiversity conservation. While some measures to protect biodiversity may come at an economic cost, others are likely to generate strong returns, economic and otherwise. This book

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The Economic Value of Nature-Based Solutions in European Cities

Cities and regional governments are making critical contributions to sustainability and climate change, and are key sites of achieving the aims of the Convention on Biodiversity and the Green New Deal. This study demonstrates the economic value of nature-based solutions throughout Europe, in order

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Transdisciplinarity and Knowledge Co-Production

CoKnow Consulting is building capacity for inter- and transdisciplinary processes and supports you and your stakeholders to co-produce knowledge and co-design solutions for sustainability. Together we co-develop the right approaches, e.g.: • Design inter- and transdisciplinary processes tailored

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Nature-based solutions

The idea of 'nature-based solutions' (NBS) is now being used to reframe policy debates on biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, and the sustainable use of natural resources, among other issues. While interesting and potentially useful for those

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Technical Solutions Guidebook

In response to this uncertainty, Connecting Nature has developed a process tool to help cities and other organisations navigate the path towards implementation of NatureBased Solutions on a large scale: the Connecting Nature Framework. The Framework identifies three distinct phases of development

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The economic case for nature

The Economic Case for Nature is part of a series of papers by the World Bank that lays out the economic rationale for investing in nature and recognizes how economies rely on nature for services that are largely underpriced. This report presents a first-of-its-kind integrated ecosystem-economy

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A Practical Guide to Climate-resilient Buildings & Communities

A Practical Guide to Climate-resilient Buildings & Communities offers construction solutions to adapt to a range of different risks in various climates. For instance, it shows us how to reduce indoor heat in hot and arid climates, or how to mitigate cyclone impacts on buildings in hot and humid

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Intregrated Biodiversity Management, South Caucasus

Together with our partners, we develop strategies to facilitate the sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystem services across sectoral and administrative boundaries, based on solid data. We contribute to safeguarding the diversity of species and ecosystems for future generations.

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Mapping to support REDD+ planning and secure multiple benefits: toolbox and tutorials for QGIS and ArcGIS

GIS training materials and tools have been developed for use in planning REDD+ activities that deliver multiple benefits. These resources are designed to assist technical staff to undertake spatial analysis to identify areas suitable for specific REDD+ policies and measures, and which are likely to

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Nature-based solutions performance assessment

The information displayed on the tool about NBS performance in terms of Urban Challenges and Ecosystem Services is the result of a participative method that crossed information from four NBS-based projects: UrbanGreenUp, UNaLAB, Nature4Cities and ThinkNature. In total, more than 250 NBS were

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Urban greenspace – space for nature and people?

The British Ecological Society’s (BES) Scottish Policy Group (SPG) teamed up with the Ecosystem Services Community (ESCom) Scotland to run their first joint event, a pie and a pint night on urban greenspace. Discussions were focussed on the question: ‘Are the provision and management of greenspace

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The Cities and Biodiversity Outlook - URBES Factsheet #4

This Factsheet highlights some of the mian highlights from the Cities and Biodiversity Outlook - the first scientific assessment of how global urbanization trends affect biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics. It explains how biodiversity and ecosystem services can be managed and restored in

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Tweed Forum Catchment Model

The Catchment Model recreates two river catchments in miniature - one catchment featuring various natural flood management (NFM) measures and another reflecting a more typical modern rural landscape. "Rain" is introduced into the catchment via a number of nozzles and the resulting flow

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Addressing Climate Change in Cities – Policy Instruments to Promote Urban Nature-based Solutions

This guidance document responds to exisiting gaps and highlights a range of policy and supporting instruments relevant for NBS design, implementation and maintenance. Policy instruments include regulations, strategies, programmes, action plans and financial incentives. The guidance aims to support

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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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Podcast: Creating Green Cities

Creating Green Cities is a podcast on urban-nature based solutions, explained through stories of inspiring innovators from across Europe who have used their passion and creativity to make cities greener. We talk to guests from Barcelona, Budapest, Malmö and Utrecht to find out why green roofs are

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GUÍA DE LA INFRAESTRUCTURA VERDE MUNICIPAL

Esta Guía se redacta con el objetivo de dar respuesta a las necesidades que los responsables municipales tienen a la hora de gestionar de forma adecuada la infraestructura verde situada en su ámbito municipal. Está destinada principalmente a apoyar a los técnicos municipales y a los cargos

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