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Report: Integrating natural capital in risk assessments

17 January 2019

A new step-by-step guide from Natural Capital Finance Alliance will help financial institutions conduct a rapid natural capital risk assessment. The guide has already been piloted by five banks, including First Rand in South Africa who said it “enabled us to look at our portfolio in a new way...

Oppla members' thoughts for 2019

17 January 2019

In our weekly newsletter, Outline, we asked Oppla members: ‘What are you excited about in 2019?’ We’re delighted to be able to share some of our members' plans and initiatives for the upcoming year:

Marie Fischborn, IUCN PANORAMA Coordinator

I am sure 2019 will be another...

BiodivERsA guide on policy relevance of research published

10 January 2019

BiodivERsA has published a new guide for scientists and researchers. The guide aims to help researchers increase the quality of their research proposals in terms of policy relevance. In addition, the guide will likely be helpful in the context of calls for research proposals in other fields...

First Nature-Based Solutions Cooperation Manifesto launched

14 December 2018

Nature-based solutions projects, funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, have launched and signed the Nature-Based Solutions Cooperation Manifesto.

The manifesto aims to guide the adoption of nature-based solutions by other cities and...

Local authorities from all over the world commit to Action for Biodiversity

14 December 2018

Following the 6th Global Biodiversity Summit of Local and Subnational Governments , local authorities from all over the world have committed to implementing actions to achieve all the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity .

The Sharm El-Sheikh Communiqué for...

A year in Oppla’s case studies

13 December 2018

As the festive period approaches we’re in the mood for celebration and reflection at Oppla HQ. We’ve been looking back at 2018’s most visited case studies and have made an end of year list containing the most popular five.

We’re also highlighting Oppla’s most popular marketplace products...

New Campaign will Inspire Business to Value Nature

25 November 2018

The European Commission has provided over €2 million over the next three years to support a new collaborative campaign, We Value Nature.

The campaign has been launched during natural capital week in Paris by: The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), World...

Mainstreaming Biodiversity Goals for the Private Sector

20 November 2018

How do we make international biodiversity goals relevant to businesses?

A new joint report from the Valuing Nature Programme, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, and the University of Oxford analyses avenues of action that businesses can take to manage their own biodiversity impacts and...

New Solutions to Extreme Climate Change Published

7 November 2018

The 5-year EU-funded project IMPRESSIONS, which studied high-end solutions to extreme climate change, has launched a new online resource. The resource is openly available at and twelve explanatory videos are available to view on YouTube .

The project...

The URBES project wins the BiodivERsA Prize for Excellence and Impact

18 October 2018

The URBES project has been awarded the opportunity to present their work in an animated video as part of the BiodivERsA Prize for Excellence and Impact.

The URBES project demonstrated, for the first time at this scale, the importance and the value of ecosystem services and nature-based...