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EKLIPSE Call for Experts

31 January 2019

EKLIPSE is inviting experts to join an expert working group to support the negotiators from the EU and its Member States to provide relevant comment on the IPBES Global assessment Summary for Policy-Makers (SPM).

In May 2019, the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem...Read more



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