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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...

Nominations open for the Pathfinder Award for Innovation in Conservation

Pathfinder Award
1 August 2018

Pathfinder Award for Innovation in Conservation has been launched by The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), and WildArk . The award celebrates, honours and supports individuals,...

Launch: Natural Capital Protocol – Forest Products Sector Guide

Natural Capital Coalition
1 August 2018
New 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) today launch the Forest Products sector Guide to the Natural Capital Protocol,...

The URBAN GreenUP catalogue of Nature-Based solutions is now public

Insect Hotel
25 July 2018
URBAN GreenUP has released a Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) catalogue, which is publicly available on the project’s website.

The catalogue aims at fostering the global uptake of the URBAN GreenUP approach by providing cities worldwide with robust indicators on how to embrace urban challenges using...

State of Water report published by EEA

Lake Cap-de-Long in French Hautes-Pyrenees, At an elevation of 2161 m its 130 deap. Its created by grate dam used for hydroelectric energy station.
24 July 2018
European waters getting cleaner, but big challenges remain

The 'state of water' report published by the European Environment Agency shows that despite progress in improving the quality of Europe’s lakes, rivers, coastal waters and groundwater sources, threats such as pollution, structures like...