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Call for papers: Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference

Sustainable Infrastructure
27 February 2017
Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference Location: World Bank, Washington DC, USA Date: 27-29 November 2017

The Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference will be hosted by the World Bank on the topic of sustainable infrastructure, to stimulate research...

ONS & Defra release 'Principles of Natural Capital Accounting'

North York Moors National Park
24 February 2017

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have released 'Principles of Natural Capital Accounting (version 2.0)' - a background paper for those wanting to understand the concepts and methodology underlying the UK Natural Capital...

EKLIPSE launches Nature Based Solutions Evaluation Framework

EKLIPSE Project logo
22 February 2017

EKLIPSE has launched 'An impact evaluation framework to support planning and evaluation of nature-based solutions projects' .

The report was prepared by the EKLIPSE Expert Working Group on Nature-based Solutions to Promote Climate Resilience in Urban Areas. The assessment framework will...

Will 'nature-based solutions' catch on?

Oppla logo
16 January 2017

A phrase which encapsulates the Oppla community's jargon heavy interest areas including ecosystem services and natural capital is tough! But the emerging term nature-based solutions seems to tick the box. Abbreviated to NBS, it is a catch-all term which seems to effectively communicate...

Climate Smart Agriculture Booster from Climate-KIC

Wind turbine and arable field
16 December 2016

Climate-KIC, the EU’s main climate innovation initiative, has launched the CSA Booster. It brings together an ecosystem of partners to identify, assess, demonstrate and implement CSA solutions at scale and aims to be the leading platform in promoting innovation and investment in CSA technologies...

Oppla all set to serve European projects

Oppla stand at the info day
8 December 2016


There’s a great need in European projects on ecosystem services and nature-based solutions for sharing good practice, working examples and quantifiable evidence. With the concept of nature-based solutions gaining increasing attention from policy, practice and research there’s a...

Blue-Green Factor Calculator Android App

Blue-Green Factor app screenshot
28 November 2016

The Blue-Green Factor (BGF) can now be implemented in an Android compatible App, downloadable from Playstore under “ BGF calculator ”. BGF Calculator lets you calculate the blue-green factor for a property using a method developed for Future Cities – Fremtidens Byer. The blue green factor is a...

New Panorama web platform

Panorama graphic
19 November 2016

Panorama documents and promotes examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across a range of conservation and development topics, enabling cross-sectoral learning and inspiration. Panorama has several thematic chapters, including the protected areas portal, and showcases almost 250 solutions...