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The URBES project - European URban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

This animated movie entitled “What’s the role of nature? Scientists at the URBES project inspire sustainable urban planning for people and nature” shows the results of the ‘Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ (URBES) research project funded by BiodivERsA. It presents the key research

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Addressing climate change in cities: Policy instruments to promote urban nature-based solutions

This guidance document responds to gaps and highlights a range of policy and supporting instruments relevant for NBS design, implementation and maintenance. Policy instruments include regulations, strategies, programmes, action plans and financial incentives. Each instrument is briefly described

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Valuing Nature: Demystifying Economic Valuation Paper

This paper covers the main issues, questions and principles surrounding economic valuation and is designed as an overview for those new to economic valuation. The paper brings together input from 120 volunteers from the economic valuation community. The paper provides a summary of agreed principles

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The uptake of new concepts in urban greening: Insights from Poland

The idea of nature having multiple benefits for urban management and planning is gaining prominence alongside the rise of climate change awareness. It is expressed through concepts such as nature-based solutions (NbS), ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA), and blue-green infrastructure (BGI). Despite

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OneMap from Ecometrica

A diverse business with global operations and land-based assets faces a number of reporting challenges. Management teams need fast access to data that is locked away in departmental silos, inaccessible and unusable. Even with close links to these departments, gathering all the information needed to

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Wal-ES Platform

Wal-ES is the walloon (Southern part of Belgium) platform on ecosystem services which aims to develop decision support tools based on this concept. During its one year of funding, Wal-ES set up the foundations for the development of these tools. A conceptual and an assessment frameworks have been

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Conserving tropical biodiversity via market forces and spatial targeting

Successful conservation on private land depends on three factors: the conservation effectiveness for the target species; the private costs in reduced productivity; and the private benefits that conservation provides, for example, by enhancing the value of remaining production. Research on palm-

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Conservación de la biodiversidad en el ciclo integral del agua.

La finalidad de esta guía es fomentar el desarrollo de iniciativas que favorezcan la conservación y la restauración de la biodiversidad en instalaciones del ciclo del agua y su entorno. Estas se componen de estaciones de depuración, de potabilización y otras infraestructuras vinculadas al ciclo del

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Protecting the Amazon can protect the Climate

Amazon Protected Areas are key in helping communities and nature adapt to a changing climate. They build resilience to climate change globally, mitigate the impacts of climate events, ensure the provision of ecosystem services and protect biodiversity. Protected Areas should be included in climate

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Guiding document for urban development in Europe: The New Leipzig Charter

The charter focuses on the common good and local authorities that are able to act. This is also reflected in the title “The transformative power of cities for the common good”. The charter provides a strategic compass by which communities, Cities and metropolises of all EU member states can host.

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FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure

The FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure provides new tools to strengthen incentives for the protection of ecosystem services: - Impact verification: The procedure provides a global approach that FSC certificate holders can use to demonstrate the impact of their forest management activities on

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Biodiversity Quality Calculator - Measuring Impacts on Biodiversity

The Biodiversity Quality Calculator is an online tool currently in development. It aims to provide comprehensive and robust biodiversity indices, including biomass, species rarity and population evenness. We are currently developing an online tool which allows data to be uploaded to the platform,

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EmissionFactors.com

EmissionFactors.com taps into the most powerful environmental database in the world, powered by Ecometrica. Over the years, we've spent thousands of hours searching for and cataloguing emission and conversion factors and still do it on a regular basis. The accuracy of our data is very

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Activity Report 2019: Spanish network of cities for climate

This Activity Report sets out the actions carried out by the Spanish Network of Cities for Climate during 2019 and the first quarter of 2020, according to the work plan set out in the Resolution on the grant under article 22.2.C) of the General Subsidies Law between the Ministry for

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The BUFFER project - how research allowed classifying Marine Protected Areas for better clarity in the sustainable use of natural resources and conservation of biodiversity

The BUFFER project has been awarded the second edition of the BiodivERsA Prize for Excellence and Impact, highlighting its excellent achievements in terms of advancing science and practice of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The project was funded under the 2011-12 BiodivERsA joint call on “

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Viridian modelling of nature-based solutions

We use sophisticated modelling to identify, rank and prioritise Nature-based Solutions to multiple problems such as flooding, water resource supply, river pollution, soil loss, poor farm management and biodiversity loss. Our engaging communications show best bang for buck actions, with many

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Sistema de monitoreo de la biodiversidad y los servicios de los ecosistemas en el cantón de Curridabat

Acomienzos del 2015, el cantón de Curridabat desarrollo su visión o modelo de desarrollo denominado Ciudad Dulce, que a la vez se constituyo en la base del Plan de Gobierno Multidimensional. Impulsado por el municipio local busca beneficiar 75.000 habitantes residentes a través de la creación y

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GUÍA DE LA INFRAESTRUCTURA VERDE MUNICIPAL

Esta Guía se redacta con el objetivo de dar respuesta a las necesidades que los responsables municipales tienen a la hora de gestionar de forma adecuada la infraestructura verde situada en su ámbito municipal. Está destinada principalmente a apoyar a los técnicos municipales y a los cargos

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The Biohut

The Biohut is an artificial fish nursery meant to equip port infrastructures such as docks, pontoons or dikes. By providing food and shelter to the young fish, it restores the ecological nursery function that was lost when natural shallow coastal water were turned into urban environment. The

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Europe’s Natural Treasures – an illustrated ecosystem services map

Europe is full of natural treasures that provide endless inspiration, excitement, and enjoyment as well as supporting much of our economy. These benefits we get from nature sometimes referred to as ecosystem services, that are provided by Europe's natural capital. This map provides a rich

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