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Consultation on IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions

29 January 2019

A public consultation on IUCN’s Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions is now open.

This standard aims to create a common understanding and consensus on what constitutes a good nature-based solutions. It is intended to be a simple yet robust hands-on tool that informs the planning,...Read more



Environmental issues high on the agenda at The World Economic Forum

24 January 2019

The World Economic Forum, the annual meeting of business and political leaders in Davos, has seen celebrities, experts, business leaders and ordinary people call for action on environmental issues.

Broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough, interviewed by Prince William,...Read more



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...Read more



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...Read more



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...Read more





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...Read more



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...Read more



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...Read more



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...Read more