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GIZ ValuES - Fact sheet on training "Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services"

This training course offers a general introduction to basic economic concepts, gives an overview of some principles of environmental economics, and provides a general understanding of different economic valuation methods with their pros and cons as well as an overview on how valuation can be

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Blue Carbon Mapping tool

The Blue Carbon Toolkit integrates both online and offline (tablet-based) technology for assessing and validating coastal 'blue carbon' habitats (mangroves, saltmarsh, seagrass etc). The tool allows habitat validations to be completed in the field using an offline, tablet-based validation

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Identifying and analyzing stakeholders of ecosystem services

A short presentation showing an overview of the way stakeholders where identified and weighted at the urban hybrid dune exemplar in Barcelona, forming part of the OPERAs project.

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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

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GIZ ValuES - Method Profile: InVEST models - Overview

InVEST is a family of tools to assess how distinct scenarios might lead to different ecosystem services and human well-being related outcomes in particular geographic areas. InVEST enables decision-makers to assess the tradeoffs associated with alternative choices and to identify areas where

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  • Software

mulino Decision Support System tool (mDSS)

The mDSS software is a generic indicator-based Decision Support System (DSS) developed to assist decision makers in the participatory management of environmental problems by applying several Multi-Criteria Analysis Methods and Group Decision Making. Specifically, it supports Decision/Policy Makers

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OPERAs Webinar: How to link ecosystem services, knowledge, tools and practice?

The webinar highlighted the flow between knowledge, tools and practice through case material from the OPERAs exemplars and different tools. T

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Ready 4 Climate Change

Quick check tool to activate stakeholders and their knowledge on climate change adaptation.

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Manual of marine and coastal datasets of biodiversity importance

Knowledge of marine and coastal datasets tends to be fragmented and/or difficult to access for the non-expert or ad hoc data user. To address this lack of information, this document provides an overview of global marine and coastal datasets of biodiversity importance, and also includes some

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Mapping Biodiversity Priorities

This document sets out a practical, science-based approach to spatial biodiversity assessment and prioritisation, which can be applied at the national level in any country. It is especially useful for countries that are both biodiversity rich and resource constrained, where difficult choices have

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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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  • Guidance

Local Ecological Footprinting Tool (LEFT)

LEFT presents a simple yet effective method for mapping ecological important landscapes beyond protected areas. The method uses existing globally available web-based databases and models to provide an ecological score based on five key ecological features (biodiversity, fragmentation, threat,

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The Biohut

The Biohut is an artificial fish nursery meant to equip port infrastructures such as docks, pontoons or dikes. By providing food and shelter to the young fish, it restores the ecological nursery function that was lost when natural shallow coastal water were turned into urban environment. The

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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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  • Dataset

Wood production maps for European forests

The European Forest Institute, in cooperation with Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin and VU University Amsterdam, developed a set of high-resolution wood production maps for European forests. The maps contain predicted volumes of wood production, based on statistics collected for 29 European countries

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Human well-being

Human well-being (HWB) is a central component of the ecosystem services (ES) framework and in fact its major endpoint in terms of what the ES concept aims at. The question of what is meant by, and what specifically constitutes, HWB, is of major importance in any application of the ES concept.

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  • Software
  • Training

Spatial Evidence for Natural Capital Evaluation (SENCE)

The Spatial Evidence for Natural Capital Evaluation (SENCE) tool uses spatial data and scientific knowledge to model ecosystem services. The maps show natural capital which is the existing value of the environment. SENCE modelling also shows the best places to enhance these services. The starting

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Stated preference valuation

A family of techniques which use individual respondents statements about their preferences to estimate change in utility associated with a proposed increase in quality or quantity of an ecosystem service or bundle of services. Respondents are presented with one or more hypothetical policy or

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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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  • Training

TEEBAgriFood Valuation Framework

The TEEBAgriFood valuation framework is a frame of analysis that can enable us to answer the question "what should we value, and why?" The framework ensures that nothing important is missed, and that the full range of impacts and dependencies (including externalities) from eco-agri-food

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