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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

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GIZ ValuES - Methods Navigator

Ecosystem service assessments should be ‘issue-driven’. They can be done to gain new insights, to make a strong argument, to start a discussion, to help settle a negotiation, to enhance a planning process, or to reach a decision. There are many different methods for doing an assessment. Helping

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Addressing climate change in cities: Policy instruments to promote urban nature-based solutions

This guidance document responds to 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. Each instrument is briefly described

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Method Factsheet -Advanced Matrix Approach

Matrix approaches are quick and simple ways to get an overall spatially-explicit picture of the ES in case study areas. The method is based on the idea of linking tabular spreadsheet data and spatial data together, i.e. joining external datasets to spatial units to create maps. A modified,

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Wildlife diseases on the increase

The "Wildlife diseases on the increase" policy brief focuses on Wildlife diseases, highlighting their increase and the threat they pose to Europe’s biodiversity, and proposing policy recommendations using the Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) fungus as an example. The 4-page brief is

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HABEaS - Hotspot Areas for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

HABEaS stands for Hotspot Areas for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and is a free online geographic information system that provides information on biodiversity and ecosystem services to stakeholders in the Mediterranean Basin. Currently, it covers Portugal and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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NBS Financing in Fast Follower Cities

This report summarises 1) the progress and results of the fast follower cities (A Coruna (ES), Burgas (BR), Ioannina (GR), Malaga (ES), Nicosia (CY), Pavlos Melas (GR) and Sarajevo (BiH)) of the Connecting Nature project in securing funding for NbS implementation, and 2) the contribution of Open

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PSS Toolkit

Workshop facilitation toolkit for the generation of business ideas/models linked to product service systems at the scale of urban agglomerations.

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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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NBS Framework Reports for Fast Follower Cities

This Deliverable presents a cross-city analysis of how the cities have adapted and applied the Connecting Nature Framework for the large-scale implementation of nature-based solutions. Specifically, we identify the diverse types of innovations materializing in the cities to overcome barriers and

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Eliciting Demand for Ecosystem Services: Results and User Guidance from the OPERAs Demand Synthesis Working Group

Based on experience in seven of the OPERAs Exemplar case studies, we summarize what the research team has learned about working with stakeholders to elicit demand for ecosystem services and put forth an eight-step framework for doing so. Each step of the framework includes examples from the OPERAs

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LEVERGING PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENTS IN ADAPTATION: The evolving role of climate finance in enabling a paradigm shift

In order to draw cross-national lessons on how climate finance can be used to unlock private sector investments in adaptation, we analyzed global climate finance flows and the project portfolios and the evolution of three multilateral climate funds (MCFs) between 2010 and 2020: the Pilot Program

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EO Labs from Ecometrica

The Ecometrica Platform's "EO Labs" is a cloud based spatial content management system that gives your organisation the capacity to develop multiple content sharing applications. Application managers within your organisation can pull together data sets, areas of interest and

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The NetworkNature Semester on Ecosystem Restoration – Final Output Report

This report is the output document of the expert input to the NetworkNature Semester Theme on Ecosystem Restoration. It provides an overview of the work carried out during the Ecosystem Restoration Semester, describes current work on ecosystem restoration based on experiences presented and

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DESSIN ecosystem services evaluation software tool

The free Ecosystem Services (ESS) evaluation software tool by DESSIN helps decision-makers to make the best choice by evaluating the effects that innovative solutions have on freshwater ecosystems and their services. The tool identifies and measures the ecosystem services that are provided to

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Nature4Cities - NoiseModelling

Among the tools developed in the scope of Nature4Cities, one is dedicated to the assessment of noise. NoiseModelling is a free and open-source tool designed to produce environmental noise maps on very large urban areas. Urban planners can use NoiseModelling in order to carry out impact studies

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Time-use Studies Factsheet

Time use study is an innovation of the conventional stated preference techniques, in particular taken from the contingent valuation approach. In this case, the payment vehicle is expressed in labour hours rather than monetary units (use in the classical willingness to pay studies) (Kenter et al.

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Public procurement of Nature-Based Solutions

Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) can be a powerful tool for cities dealing with the contemporary sustainability challenges including degradation of natural capital and ecosystem services, vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters, as well as corresponding health and wellbeing issues. NBS

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Gaps and opportunities to sustainable urban development through nature-based solutions Policy Brief

The multifunctional character of nature-based solutions (NBS) enables them to provide responses to both social and environmental challenges. Analysis has shown that there is significant potential for NBS to help achieve sustainable urban development objectives. Nonetheless, challenges for

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Valuing Inclusion and Diversity, Embracing Uncertainty: Ways Forward for Nature-based Solutions

There is a growing consensus that working with nature can help to address the pressing interlinked climate and biodiversity challenges, whilst ensuring and enhancing human well-being. Though being driven primarily by climate change mitigation and increasingly adaptation, Nature-based Solutions (NbS

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