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Better integration of land use impacts needed across EU policies

Tractor at sunset
5 May 2016

The environmental impact of land used for building new roads, houses or energy grids should be better integrated into European Union policies, according to a report released by the European Environment Agency.

A preliminary review on how land is used in the EU found that more attention...

Natural Infrastructure for Business platform

Urban green infrastructure
18 December 2015

The Natural Infrastructure for Business platform has recently launched with the aim of helping to strengthen the business case for investing in natural infrastructure, with compelling co-benefits for society and the environment.

The platform includes case studies from different...

Oppla meets key user groups

Paul Mahony presents Oppla
1 December 2015

Oppla recently engaged stakeholders from the private sector, govement and non-govemental organisations to get feedback and inputs on the platform. The workshop was organised by the OPERAs project and took place at Edinburgh University on the 25-26 November 2015. The stakeholders reviewed key...

Ask Oppla is now live!

Ask Oppla infographic: Ask a question, get help from experts
17 November 2015

Ask Oppla is a 'crowd-sourced' enquiry service. It aims to help answer questions about ecosystem services and natural capital by drawing upon the knowledge of the Oppla community. It's primarily designed to assist people who are new to the concepts of ecosystem services and natural capital, but...

Policy Day Event - Ask Oppla

EU flags in Brussels
17 November 2015

OpenNESS and OPERAs are hosting a Policy Day at the European Parliament in Brussels, March 2016. The event will seek to answer some of the most important policy questions relating to ecosystem services and natural capital, put forward by policymakers themselves.

In preparation for the...

OpenNESS SME Event

OpenNESS SME Event
28 October 2015
Scotland House, Brussels

Thanks to everyone who attended the recent SME workshop in Brussels! We received inspirational presentations from guest speakers Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP, European Parliament Rapporteur for the Circular Economy; Kurt Vandenberghe, Director Climate Action and Resource...