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Nature-based Solutions to address global societal challenges - IUCN publication

This report has been prepared as part of an effort by IUCN to define its position on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and plan for future work to advance this concept and support effective implementation of NbS to enhance ecosystem services provision and address societal challenges. The report proposes

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Supporting climate resilience of communities in and around protected areas

This manual outlines a practical and pragmatic community-based resilience and adaptation planning process, offering step-by-step guidance on initiating the planning process, engaging the community in it and refining and implementing action plans. It is aimed at practitioners from non-governmental

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GIS 4 Public

GIS-based online tool to facilitate feedback from and communication with local stakeholders (including citizens) on public transport system.

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Method Factsheet - InVEST

InVEST is a set of models for mapping and valuing the ecological or economic value of multiple ES at a local to regional scale. InVEST has a tiered design, from a simple Tier 0 to Tier 1 and 2 models, and is constantly under development. In recent years it has evolved from mapping only ES supply to

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Good governance

Governance of ecosystem services (ES) and natural capital (NC) is one of the four major challenges addressed by OpenNESS. The term governance indicates a mode of steering that differs from state-centred top-down command-and-control approaches, as it is marked by the inclusion of a variety of actors

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OPERAs Wine Exemplar Summary

Summarizes the work of the OPERAs Wine Exemplar, including researchers and stakeholders involved, tools used, and publications and outreach materials produced.

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Creation of Ecological Corridors in the Ukrainian Carpathians

In order to develop a methodology for the creation of functional and consolidated ecological corridors for the Carpathians, a pilot study has been conducted at two locations in Ukraine creating corridors connecting Ukrainian protected areas with protected areas in

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Ecosystem Services Indicator Guidance

Ecosystem service indicators are information that efficiently communicates the characteristics and trends of ecosystem services. Under OPERAs a decision support tool for developing ecosystem indicators has been published. The indicator development framework provides guidance on the process of

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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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Ecosystem Services Card Game Factsheet

The ecosystem services card game is a method developed to capture the sociocultural values related to ecosystem services. This method specifically focuses on exploring and understanding human preferences and perceptions on ecosystem services (Fontaine et al., 2013). 
The ecosystem services card

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A concise guideline to economic valuation and social cost-benefit analysis

In this guideline we give a concise overview of economic valuation methods for measuring ecosystem service values, and their pros and cons. We also discuss essential elements of social cost-benefit analyses that aim to incorporate ecosystem service values.

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Ecosystem types of Europe

The dataset combines the Corine based MAES ecosystem classes with the non-spatial EUNIS habitat classification for a better biological characterization of ecosystems across Europe. As such it represents probabilities of EUNIS habitat presence for each MAES ecosystem type.

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Multi-criteria Decision Analysis Factsheet

MCDA is an "umbrella term to describe a collection of formal approaches which seek to take explicit account of multiple criteria in helping individuals or groups explore decisions that matter" (Belton and Stewart, 2002, p. 2). The basic idea of MCDA methods is to evaluate the performance

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The Cities and Biodiversity Outlook - URBES Factsheet #4

This Factsheet highlights some of the mian highlights from the Cities and Biodiversity Outlook - the first scientific assessment of how global urbanization trends affect biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics. It explains how biodiversity and ecosystem services can be managed and restored in

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Space Engagers

Methodology (including online tool) for opening up underused real estate assets in the urban core to local ideas and engagement.

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Method Factsheet - Simple Matrix Approach

Matrix Approaches are a quick and simple way to get an overall spatially-explicit picture of the ES in case study areas. The method is based on the idea of linking tabular spreadsheet data and spatial data together, i.e. joining external datasets to spatial units to create maps. The spreadsheet

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Virtual Landscape Theatre

The Virtual Landscape Theatre (VLT) is a mobile curved screen projection facility, in which people can be 'immersed' in computer models of their environment to explore landscapes of the past, present and future. This facility is the first mobile unit of its kind in the UK, and is used for

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Method Factsheet - Blue Green Factor

Green space factors and points systems have been used in several European cities as a policy instrument to attain desired levels of green and blue surfaces in new property developments (Farrugia et al., 2013; Fongar, 2015; Kruuse, 2011; Szulczewskaa et al., 2014). Different green and blue '

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Opinion Barometer

Online tool for collecting information and opinions in the course of introducing new UGI approaches and doing UGI transition projects.

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Study on specific design elements of biodiversity offsets: Biodiversity metrics and mechanisms for securing long term conservation benefits

The EU's biodiversity strategy specifies a target to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2020. A No Net Loss initiative is an important component of the EU's strategy to achieve this. In accordance with the mitigation hierarchy, it will seek to strengthen efforts to first avoid, then

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