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Biodiversity and ecosystem services: the foundation for human health and well-being - URBES Factsheet #2

Human beings are an integral and inseparable part of the natural world. Our existence and health ultimately depends on the integrity and functioning of ecosystems. This URBES factsheet presents research findings and policy recommendations which underline the value of biodiversity and ecosystem

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Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Development Rapid Diagnostic Tool

This tool is intended to help policy makers and other stakeholders understand the extent to which biodiversity and development objectives are already integrated at the national level and the obstacles and constraints that need to be overcome to promote further, and more effective, integration. It

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WeLCa - A life-cycle-thinking-based software for calculation of impacts on ecosystem services in the wine sector

WeLCa (Wine Ecosystem Life-Cycle Assessment) tool is a life cycle based tool to support decision making in the wine sector. WeLCa builds upon the existing LCA methodologies, recognized and used by companies for environmental communication providing additional information on their impact on various

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Ecosystem Approach Handbook

The Ecosystem Approach Handbook has been developed by Natural England and Countryscape to help landscape scale partnerships benefit from the ecosystem approach. It builds on partnership projects that Natural England has supported in Bassenthwaite and the South Pennines to help shape future

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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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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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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Competitiveness

Understanding how the sustainable management of ecosystem services and natural capital relates to EU competitiveness at local, national and global scales is a key operational challenge. The consortium shall debate the concept of 'competitiveness' and its needs in general terms, it is one

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Classification of ecosystem services

OpenNESS provides the opportunity to test and refine the classification so that it can be used more generally as we move towards operationalisation. In general terms some standardisation of definitions and terminology would be helpful so that cross-comparisons of ecosystem outputs would be possible

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JECAMI (Joint Ecological Continuum Analysing and Mapping Initiative - on ecological connectivity)

JECAMI is an online application that facilitates the analysis of ecological connectivity in the European alpine region. Zoom to your area of interest and discover the values of different connectivity indicators in the Layers menu. If you have a kml layer of your area, just upload it to the CSI

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Urban agriculture - URBES Facthseet #7

This factsheet will explain the importance of urban agriculture: the ecosystem services that urban agriculture provides for human wellbeing, food security and urban resilience; and the need for integrated planning across sectors to ensure that the ecosystem services that urban agriculture provides

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Tool Assessor

Tool Assessor is the UK's online resource on analytical tools that link the environment and society A wide range of tools for analysing ecosystem services, natural capital and green infrastructure have been developed in recent years in the UK and globally, and more are in development.

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Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)

Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) programmes have been increasingly established across the globe in the last few years. PES is a type of market-based instrument that is increasingly used to finance nature conservation. PES programmes allow for the translation of the ecosystem services (ES) that

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Pitching Green Infrastructure

Methodology for assessing urban green infrastructure and planning for ecosystem services.

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Mapping Green Infrastructure based on ecosystem services and ecological networks: A Pan-European case study

A methodology that can be used to identify and map GI elements at landscape level based on the notions of ecological connectivity, multi-functionality of ecosystems and maximisation of benefits both for humans and for natural conservation.

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Method Factsheet - Ecoplan Quickscan

The ECOPLAN-QUICKScan tool is a script/method that is useful to make results from mapping and simulations insightful to stakeholders. The tool converts spatial datasets on ES supply (e.g. maps of carbon stored) into a set of average values per unit area (e.g. carbon stored per hectare for each

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Environment Employment Alliance

Methodological guide for fostering sustainability transition of key local economic sectors - supporting small local innovative initiatives by governing interaction between public and private actors (or societal niches and public institutions).

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Institutional analysis

When conducting the OpenNESS analyses, it is important to recognise the institutional context of ecosystem management and governance. Identifying the institutional context allows us to understand what has produced the current management systems and which institutions will condition the future

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Belgium Ecosystem Services Network BEES

The Belgium Ecosystem Services (BEES) network is a community of practice, which connects research, practice and policy on ecosystem services and related issues by fostering exchange and real-life networking events.

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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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Curatorial Planning

Methodology for formulating a shared local vision using a systematic "transversal approach".

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