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Apply now for 2018 Natura 2000 Award

17 May 2017

The European Natura 2000 Award, which honours leading nature conservation achievements, has opened for a fourth year of applications. Any entity involved in activities related to Natura 2000 can apply to one of the five Award categories. In addition, the high-profile “EU Citizens’ Award” goes to...Read more



EKLIPSE Calls for Knowledge

3 April 2017

EKLIPSE is running a set of four "calls for knowledge" inviting people to openly share relevant papers, reports and other material, and discuss them in the preparation of further activities: three potential knowledge synthesis activities (CAP greening measures, biodiversity and mental health,...Read more



Climate-ADAPT survey

Share your thoughts on Climate-ADAPT

21 March 2017

European Climate Adaptation Platform (Climate-ADAPT) has launched a user and information provider survey.

The purpose of the survey is to evaluate if Climate-ADAPT is achieving its aim to support decision-makers in Europe by providing the following three services:

Facilitating the...Read more


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ONS & Defra release 'Principles of Natural Capital Accounting'

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...Read more



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EKLIPSE launches Nature Based Solutions (NBS) Evaluation Framework

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...Read more



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Ecosystem Services: Shared, Plural and Cultural Values


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Will 'nature-based solutions' catch on?

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...Read more



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Climate Smart Agriculture Booster from Climate-KIC

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...Read more