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Using nature based solutions to foster synergies between biodiversity and climate: Missed chances and new opportunities for a sustainable future

This paper assesses how EU policies and investments have spurred the uptake of nature-based solutions to support biodiversity and ecosystem health. It outlines remaining gaps and opportunities on how to best scale up efforts to meet the current EU policy framework’s 2030 objectives. It provides

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State Of Finance For Nature: Tripling investments in nature-based solutions by 2030

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

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Edinburg Process

Report on the Edinburg Process for Subnational and Local Governments on the Development of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

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Presentation on climate-proofing cities through nature

This powerpoint slide provides a case study on a successful example of nature-based solution applied in the urban context: The implementation of urban parks and green areas with sustainable urban drainage systems to handle excess rainwater in Aarhus. This initiative was implemented under the SPARK

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Classification of ecosystem services

OpenNESS provides the opportunity to test and refine the classification so that it can be used more generally as we move towards operationalisation. In general terms some standardisation of definitions and terminology would be helpful so that cross-comparisons of ecosystem outputs would be possible

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Massive Open Online Course. Landscape Restoration for Sustainable Development: a Business Approach

Subscribe here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/landscape-restoration-sustainable-development We are very pleased to present to you the massive open online course (MOOC): Landscape Restoration for Sustainable Development: a Business Approach. This MOOC is the first offer of the so-called

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The SPIRAL synthesis report: A resource book on science-policy interfaces

This is a resource book on good practices to improve the effectiveness of existing science-policy interfaces or develop new ones. The resource book synthesises information gathered and research done throughout the SPIRAL project (‘Science-Policy Interfaces: Research, Action and Learning’). The

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Gender-based violence and environment linkages

This summary for policy makers synthesises key issues, findings and recommendations from IUCN’s Gender-based violence and environment linkages: the violence of inequality (Castañeda et al., 2020), an expansive publication developed in partnership with USAID. Bringing together existing and new

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Europe’s Natural Treasures – an illustrated ecosystem services map

Europe is full of natural treasures that provide endless inspiration, excitement, and enjoyment as well as supporting much of our economy. These benefits we get from nature sometimes referred to as ecosystem services, that are provided by Europe's natural capital. This map provides a rich

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Connecting Nature Framework report: MUNICIPALITY OF PAVLOS MELAS

The flagship nature-based solution of Pavlos Melas municipality is the creation of Pavlos Melas Metropolitan Park on a former military camp (about 33 hectares) located in the dense urban fabric. Due to its metropolitan character and its large scale, the regeneration project has the potential to

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Presentation on financing coastal protection

This powerpoint slide provides a case study on a successful example of financing nature-based solutions for coastal protection: Keeping the floods at bat through nature restoration in Medmerry. The scheme was funded through the Endangered Landscapes Programme and developed by the Royal Society for

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Biodiversity Quality Calculator - Measuring Impacts on Biodiversity

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,

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Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Climate Change Adaptation: Linking Science, Policy, and Practice Communities for Evidence-Based Decision-Making

Nature-based solutions offer an exciting prospect for resilience building and advancing urban planning to address complex urban challenges simultaneously. In this article, we formulated through a coproduction process in workshops held during the first IPCC Cities and Climate Science Conference in

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Carbon Sequestration from a Greenhouse Gas Value perspective - Study and online application

Terrestrial ecosystems regulate climate by their exchange of greenhouse gases with the atmosphere. The "Greenhouse Gas Value"(GHGV) is a measure for the greenhouse gas benefit of preserving an ecosystem over a multi-year time frame, or the cost in terms of greenhouse gases when the

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Green Infrastructure, a wealth for cities - URBES Factsheet #6

This URBES factsheet outlines the key components of Green Infrastructure and explores the linkages between the EU Green Infrastructure Strategy and the urban context. Using examples from Barcelona, it presents how cities can use Green Infrastructure to tackle environmental, social and economic

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Delivering green infrastructure along linear assets. Scoping study-phase 1 (Executive Summary)

Delivering green infrastructure (GI) can provide multiple benefits that enhance the performance, efficiency and resilience of linear infrastructure assets and can reduce whole-life costs along transport, energy and water networks. C771 identifies good practice to support the integration of GI into

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Nature-based solution evaluation indicators: Environmental Indicators Review

A report comprising reviews of core and recommended evaluation indicators for evaluating the benefits, co-benefits, and trade-offs associated with nature-based solution indicators. Review comprises those indicators selected within the Connecting Nature WP1 indicators scoping coproduction exercise

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FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure

The FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure provides new tools to strengthen incentives for the protection of ecosystem services: - Impact verification: The procedure provides a global approach that FSC certificate holders can use to demonstrate the impact of their forest management activities on

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Partnership Declaration on Collaborative Climate Action

A significant result of ICCA2019 is the Partnership Declaration on Collaborative Climate Action across all levels of government. In the declaration, states, cities, municipalities, federal states, regions and networks commit to more collaboration, communication and support in the implementation of

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