This factsheet illustrates how cultural ecosystem services offer a gateway to raising awareness of the wide range of ecosystem services provided by nature, their importance for quality of life and human health in cities, and their role in encouraging urban environmental stewardship.
The brief on “Green infrastructure within agricultural landscapes strengthens the supply of ecosystem services” presents how the results from the EC21C, FarmLand, ECODEAL, APPEAL, SmallFOREST and CONNECT projects. It provides evidence that increasing landscape diversity through green infrastructure
Ecosystem service indicators are information that efficiently communicates the characteristics and trends of ecosystem services. Under OPERAs a decision support tool for developing ecosystem indicators has been published. The indicator development framework provides guidance on the process of
This report provides the summary of findings by the EKLIPSE ‘Expert Working Group analysing the links between the IPBES Global Assessment (GA) and its Summary for Policymakers (SPM). The Expert Working Group (EWG) was established based on a request by the European Commission, DG Environment, and
The Biodiversity Quality Calculator is an online tool currently in development. It aims to provide comprehensive and robust biodiversity indices, including biomass, species rarity and population evenness. We are currently developing an online tool which allows data to be uploaded to the platform,
The TESSA toolkit provides practical guidance for measuring ecosystem services at the site scale.It effectively communicates the results to aid decision-making on a local level,which is an area existing tools have had limited applicability.TESSA provides scientifically robust information and a
REFORM (REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management, http://reformrivers.eu/) brought together 26 renowned research institutes and applied partners from15 European countries to generate tools for cost-effective restoration of river ecosystems, and for improved monitoring of the biological
Nature-based solutions like constructed/treatment wetlands, can play an essential role for the water pollution control at urban scale and for reducing the flooding risk while providing positive effects on biodiversity, social acceptance and economics.
The ESManage Literature Review for Stakeholders provides an overview of information on the ecosystem services framework, the role of biodiversity in ecosystem service provision, and how the concept aligns with the objectives of current policy and legislation to inform management of freshwater
This report summarises the contents and outputs from workshop ‘Scotland’s National Ecological Network: progress and practicalities’, held on the 11th March 2020 at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. Scotland’s Programme for Government 2019-2020 and Biodiversity Routemap to 2020 set
This factsheet will explain the importance of urban agriculture: the ecosystem services that urban agriculture provides for human wellbeing, food security and urban resilience; and the need for integrated planning across sectors to ensure that the ecosystem services that urban agriculture provides
This Handbook was made for government officials, practitioners or project coordinators working in the public domain and needing support in their NBS project implementation. It will be useful especially for those who are at the early stages of developing climate adaptation and mitigation
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
In the long-term, the COMDEKS Country Programme Landscape Strategy for Slovakia aims to increase the resilience of target natural ecosystems and human production systems through partnership-based community activities which promote eco-system functions and increase landscape diversity.
Wetlands can absorb excess water in cases of river flooding. This method can be used to estimate the retention capacity of wetlands for flood mitigation and thereby protecting downstream inhabitants. For this, the impact of water detention on peak flows is considered, as well as the extent and
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