In scenario planning various tools and techniques are applied (often in combination) to develop plausible and internally consistent descriptions of alternative future options (Johnson et al. 2012). Assumptions about future events or trends are questioned, and uncertainties are made explicit (
WOCAT Approach for Social Innovation for sustained soil organic matter, clean drinking water and sustainable dairy farming in East-Netherlands
The WOCAT Approach describes a process of social innovation in a region with dairy farming in the eastern Netherlands, driven by a foundation of farmers and inhabitants. The objectives of the region are sustainable dairy farming, which is resilient to climate change and able to reduce GHG emissions
The MapNat tool is designed to be applied by citizens and scientists who are interested in mapping the use of mainly cultural, but also some provisional and regulating, services and disservices. MapNat enables its users to map ES in three different ways as points, lines or areas on a map on their
GIZ ValuES - Paper on Increasing the Policy Impact of Ecosystem Service Assessments and Valuations - Insights from Practice
This report gives an overview about requirements and options for enhancing the practical usefulness and political relevance of ecosystem service assessments and valuations (ESAVs). It focuses on practical aspects of the ESAV process: How can potential users of ecosystem service knowledge draw
This dataset demonstrates the relevance of accounting for landscape heterogeneity for particular ecosystem services and can be used to study trade-offs among ecosystem services through spatial planning.
Study on specific design elements of biodiversity offsets: Biodiversity metrics and mechanisms for securing long term conservation benefits
The EU's biodiversity strategy specifies a target to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2020. A No Net Loss initiative is an important component of the EU's strategy to achieve this. In accordance with the mitigation hierarchy, it will seek to strengthen efforts to first avoid, then
An impact evaluation framework to support planning and evaluation of nature-based solutions projects
Nature‐Based Solutions (NBS) are solutions to societal challenges that are inspired and supported by nature. The European Commission requested the EKLIPSE project to help building up an evidence and knowledge base on the benefits and challenges of applying NBS. In response to the request, the
This thrid report from the ESManage Project gathers an extensive description of the current conditions of Ireland's Freshwater Resources and the identification of their associated Ecosystem Services.
This manual for scoping ecosystem services is related to impact assessments. It enables the identification of key ecosystem services that could be impacted by or could constrain the successful implementation of projects at a point when they can still be modified. The complete manual covers six
These are the figures that are published in "A quantitative review of relationships between ecosystem services" in Ecological Indicators in 2016. In this publication, we analysed 67 case studies that studied 476 pairwise ES combinations. The relationships between these pairs of ES were
The brief on “Policy tools to manage synergies and trade-offs between ecosystem services” presents how the results from the BiodivERsA-funded CONNECT, REGARDS, TALE and VITAL projects use optimization and participatory tools to quantify synergies and trade-offs between multiple ecosystem services,
The University of Glasgow (with Oxford University and NERC) have created a Framework for green-grey infrastructure. The IGGI report includes16 detailed case studies and 30 vignette examples of costed, innovative real world exemplars where "green" habitat has been included in grey
Understanding farmer uptake of measures that support biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) - EKLIPSE final report
This report provides a summary of findings by the EKLIPSE Expert Working Group and their analysis of 'Understanding Farmer Uptake: What measures are most promising to deliver on supporting biodiversity and ecosystem services in the next round of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)?'.
In order to develop a methodology for the creation of functional and consolidated ecological corridors for the Carpathians, a pilot study has been conducted at two locations in Ukraine creating corridors connecting Ukrainian protected areas with protected areas in
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
The accurate identification of greenspace typologies enables assessment of the contribution that urban greenspaces make to biodiversity, improving peoples well-being and the green economy, a focus of the EU FP7 project GREENSURGE. It has been shown that the conventional pixel by pixel
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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