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Towards sustainable food systems in the Mediterranean : the role of metropolitan agriculture

A document to addresses urban and peri-urban agriculture from a critical, proposal-oriented perspective. This report addresses urban and peri-urban agriculture from a critical, proposal-oriented perspective and with a special focus on Mediterranean metropolitan areas. Building from existing

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Hydro Profi Line®

A unique new type of proven planter system for greening of impervious surfaces. Solitary containers/flower pots as well as areal. Horizontal as well as vertical. Indoors as well as outdoors. Reducing water consumption by up to 80% and enabling possibility for exchange of all species and sices (up

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EFISCEN

EFISCEN is a large-scale forest model that projects forest resource development on regional to European scale, based on detailed national forest inventory data and scenarios. These scenarios are mainly determined by management actions, but the model can also take into account changes in forest area

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Georgian Biodiversity Database

This internet resource aims to introduce the world-wide scientific (and not only scientific) community to the biological diversity of Georgia (and, to certain extent, the Caucasus ecoregion).

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Nature Value Explorer

www.natuurwaardeverkenner.be The Flemish government recognises the importance of these ecosystem services (ESS). The manual and easy to apply tool uses pragmatic methods to value ecosystem services in rural and urban environments. The tool helps everyone (land managers, planners, national and

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Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Development Rapid Diagnostic Tool

This tool is intended to help policy makers and other stakeholders understand the extent to which biodiversity and development objectives are already integrated at the national level and the obstacles and constraints that need to be overcome to promote further, and more effective, integration. It

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Method Factsheet - Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RULSE)

The Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) is an empirical erosion model recognised as a standard method to calculate the average risk of erosion on arable land. It developed from the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) developed in the US Department of Agriculture and has other similar

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Method Factsheet - InVEST

InVEST is a set of models for mapping and valuing the ecological or economic value of multiple ES at a local to regional scale. InVEST has a tiered design, from a simple Tier 0 to Tier 1 and 2 models, and is constantly under development. In recent years it has evolved from mapping only ES supply to

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The Ecosystem Valuation Toolkit

Ecosystem service valuation is a process that quantifies the economic benefits of nature for inclusion in decision-making at scales from local to global. The EVT seeks to accelerate the adoption of ecosystem service valuation by providing a comprehensive, searchable online database of values for

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Guiding question on ecosystem services and governance for practitioners, policy-makers and researchers

In society many actors and structures are at play and interact in myriad ways. The term governance goes beyond traditional forms of political steering (i.e. regulation, public management and hierarchical state activity). Governance emphasizes novel instruments (such as voluntary and market-based

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Natural Capital Assessments at the National and Sub-national Level

Almost all economic activities are dependent on 'natural capital' in some form or another. Natural capital refers to the stocks of the Earth's natural assets and resources, such as soil,water, air and biodiversity. Indeed, for business operations to successfully function long-term,

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Talking About Our Place

The Talking About Our Place toolkit help a community think about some of the issues their place may be facing, and encourages them to get involved. It will help people: explore what makes their place special recognise what benefits their place provides for identify what issues affect their place or

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Stakeholder involvement

Stakeholder involvement is not only regarded as an essential element in environmental management and decision making, but also considered critical in the context of ecosystem services (ES).

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Method Factsheet - Quickscan

The QUICKScan software and QUICKScan tool (http://QUICKScan.pro) encompasses a modelling environment with functionalities to assess societal and environmental conditions, diagnose patterns and interactions, implement alternative responses and evaluate the impacts of those responses. The QUICKScan

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Bundles of ecosystem services

Multifunctionality is also gradually being acknowledged at the conceptual level in several land-use policies, such as spatial planning, water management, forestry, green infrastructure. 'ES bundles' can make the multifunctionality concept more concrete. This Synthesis Paper (SP) will

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Forest Sector Guide to the Natural Capital Protocol

This guide shows how the forest products sector can value nature into their business decision-making The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the members of the Forest Solutions Group (FSG) launched the Forest Products Sector Guide to the Natural Capital Protocol,

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Database for Synthesis of Information on Ecosystem Services (SynES)

SynES is a database that was developed to synthesis site-specific biophysical and socio-economic information on ES. It allows a consistent integration of information by multiple users and from multiple sources. It is a flexible tool that can be used within an individual ES assessment/project or if

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BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook

The BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook is a practical guide designed to assist research teams identify relevant stakeholders to engage with in order to enhance the impact and social relevance of their work. The Handbook draws upon exiting literature and presents case studies that provide

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OPERAs D4.7 Implementation Guidance

The concepts of Ecosystem Services (ES) and Natural Capital (NC) hold a powerful potential to support more sustainable development, improve ecosystem restoration and conservation, provide nature-based solutions and improve the wellbeing of people. Harnessing this potential in support of policy

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GIS Training & EcoSpatial E-learning

To meet the growing demand for subject-specific and relevant GIS training courses Westcountry Rivers Trust have developed a series of intensive GIS short-courses specifically tailored to develop and disseminate best practice and technical GIS skills in the use of GIS, in practitioners engaged in

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