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Dear Oppla, I would like to ask for your assistance in connecting with the partners of the following case study that was featured on your website: An assessment of green infrastructure and ecosystem services in the Valletta urban area: a case-study for sustainable urban planning I am a MSc student writing my thesis on the following topic: Measuring the Benefits of Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Contexts Through Quantitative Assessments One of the activities that I would like to perform as part of my research is to select a case study of urban nature (either a single project or a neighbourhood) and perform a quantitative assessment of the benefits using scientific literature and available data. Through this, I can help present the evidence of the benefits of nature to many stakeholders and therefore promote greater nature inclusion in urban areas. I think the case study in Malta is useful to understand the data that was collected (and missing) as well as the final results of the project (the maps on the website were too small to read). Furthermore, if you are aware of any specific urban NBS measures that have been implemented in the Netherlands, where data is being collected by researchers, then please feel free to share them with me as I am still looking for potential case studies. Thank you very much and keep up the good work that the Oppla platform is providing to all of us. Oscar Alvarado Graduate student of Water Science and Management Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Posted by: OscarAA

Post date: 7 May 2019 - 11:54

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I wonder whether the presentations can be downloaded somehow. Thank you for the response. Best wishes, Veronika Kiss

Posted by: vercsi28

Post date: 15 Nov 2017 - 14:43

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What are the best mechanisms to bridge the gap between the science community and the business community so the solutions can come to fruition?

Posted by: Diana Mortimer

Post date: 10 Oct 2017 - 16:05

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Are there examples of cases where there is a clear return on financial investment in nature-based solutions? Are there any hard numbers?

Posted by: Oppla Team

Post date: 10 Oct 2017 - 15:52

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Last commented on: 1 year 10 months

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I'd be interested in testimonies from businesses on the business case of implementing NBS on their premises.

Posted by: Delbaere

Post date: 10 Oct 2017 - 14:32

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Last commented on: 1 year 10 months

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Have policy makers taken some of the citizens’ suggestions and applied them in local landscape planning?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 9 Oct 2017 - 16:59

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Last commented on: 1 year 9 months

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How to use the concepts of ecosystem services but not the terminology to engage citizens?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 9 Oct 2017 - 16:53

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Last commented on: 1 year 9 months

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Were the participants paid? And how did you contact the local people and how many did you approach? And how many of them participated?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 9 Oct 2017 - 16:35

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Last commented on: 1 year 9 months

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What are the key factors to successfully engage citizens? What are the motivations of the citizens to participate?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 9 Oct 2017 - 16:30

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Last commented on: 1 year 9 months

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Why was bird species richness used as a measure?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 9 Oct 2017 - 16:02

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Last commented on: 1 year 9 months

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Are there any examples of no net loss being applied to multiple ecosystem services? If this was the case would it not get too complicated?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 9 Oct 2017 - 15:23

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Last commented on: 1 year 9 months

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What are the particular challenges for ecosystem services trade-offs in built urban cores?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 9 Oct 2017 - 13:31

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Last commented on: 1 year 10 months

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How do you deal with trade-offs between ES decided by individuals and group/s?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 9 Oct 2017 - 13:22

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Last commented on: 1 year 10 months

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I am not quite clear what you mean by syndromes? Could you use another word to explain?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 9 Oct 2017 - 13:15

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Last commented on: 1 year 10 months

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How can NBS be approached by different figures? Researcher, policy makers, different departments of the same public administration.

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 9 Oct 2017 - 0:00

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Last commented on: 1 year 9 months

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Is there enough evidence on who (more than how) will have the responsibility and competences in developing and implementing NBS?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 9 Oct 2017 - 0:00

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Last commented on: 1 year 9 months

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How to ensure that biodiversity benefits from business investments in nature-based solutions?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 9 Oct 2017 - 0:00

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Last commented on: 1 year 9 months

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Can we provide a list of projects which show return on investment?

Posted by: Jose Lascurain

Post date: 9 Oct 2017 - 0:00

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Last commented on: 1 year 9 months

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How is it possible to quantify the benefits of NBS in a (cost-benefit) flood risk mitigation scheme?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 9 Oct 2017 - 0:00

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Last commented on: 1 year 7 months

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At what scale are NBS most applicable?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 9 Oct 2017 - 0:00

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Last commented on: 1 year 9 months

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How do we overcome the semantic problem? (i.e. In defining what NBS are)

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 9 Oct 2017 - 0:00

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Last commented on: 1 year 9 months

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What are the finance models for NBS - how can we fund long-term projects that require many years to achieve outcomes?

Posted by: alicereil

Post date: 9 Oct 2017 - 0:00

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Can LANDPREF be used effectively for urban ecosystems?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 3 Oct 2017 - 12:02

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Last commented on: 1 year 10 months

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Any thoughts or comments in the cultural values of biodiversity in terms of including a non-monetary value in decision making?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 3 Oct 2017 - 12:01

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Last commented on: 1 year 10 months

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What is the scope of the term 'decision-making'?

Posted by: bruce@ecosystem...

Post date: 3 Oct 2017 - 11:59

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Last commented on: 1 year 10 months

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What is the role of Natural Capital Accounting and what tools / metrics should be used e.g Natural Capital Coalition's Natural Capital Protocol?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 3 Oct 2017 - 11:56

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Last commented on: 1 year 10 months

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At which management level are we talking about decision-making?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 3 Oct 2017 - 11:54

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Last commented on: 1 year 10 months

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What sort of information on ecosystem services are needed for policy making?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 26 Sep 2017 - 12:50

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Last commented on: 1 year 10 months

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What are the particular challenges of this in marine ecosystems?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 22 Sep 2017 - 17:46

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Last commented on: 1 year 11 months

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What are the distinctive roles for national and local government policy? Which are more impactful?

Posted by: Dara Carroll

Post date: 22 Sep 2017 - 17:37

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Last commented on: 1 year 10 months

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Should consideration of ES become mandatory when doing Environmental Impact Assessments?

Posted by: Kate Flood

Post date: 22 Sep 2017 - 17:36

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Last commented on: 1 year 11 months

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Which ecosystem services are mostly included and why? Which are omitted and why?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 22 Sep 2017 - 17:34

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Last commented on: 1 year 11 months

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Why should it be included in policy? There is a need to demonstrate the additionality it provides from other policy paradigms.

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 22 Sep 2017 - 17:33

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Last commented on: 1 year 10 months

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Can you differentiate between inclusion in public policy and other forms of policy (private decision making is potentially far more impactful)?

Posted by: bruce@ecosystem...

Post date: 22 Sep 2017 - 17:29

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Last commented on: 1 year 11 months

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What are the big questions that the ES science community are still to be answer?

Posted by: Anja Helena Liski

Post date: 18 Sep 2017 - 12:41

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Last commented on: 1 year 11 months

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I am wondering did you evaluate among visitors the easibility to use LANDPREF tool for making decisions about Pentlands?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 18 Sep 2017 - 12:39

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Last commented on: 1 year 11 months

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How have you linked your work to EKN tools assessor, who have sought to assess various tools regarding their usefulness for practitioners?

Posted by: Anonymous

Post date: 18 Sep 2017 - 12:35

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Last commented on: 1 year 11 months

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What role do local scale studies play in producing ecosystem services knowledge, if the evidence produced in local-scale studies is less robust?

Posted by: Anja Helena Liski

Post date: 11 Sep 2017 - 0:00

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Last commented on: 1 year 10 months

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What nature based solutions are implemented in Barcelona?

Posted by: Mattia.Cecchinato

Post date: 1 Oct 2016 - 11:30

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Last commented on: 2 years 6 months

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Where can I find the OPPLA webinar videos and announcements?

Posted by: Ilse Geijzendorffer

Post date: 23 Aug 2016 - 10:52

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Last commented on: 2 years 6 months

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Does anyone know a study/ paper/... that used the CICES classification to research cultural ecosystem services?

Posted by: Klara Winkler

Post date: 7 Jan 2016 - 11:51

Comment count: 1

Last commented on: 2 years 6 months

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What tools can SMEs use to identify nature based solutions and ecosystem services that are linked to their primary business activities?

Posted by: Martin.Watson

Post date: 1 Dec 2015 - 14:55

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Last commented on: 1 year 7 months

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