This factsheet explains the importance of understanding the relationship between people and nature in urban planning and decision making in order to achieve urban resilience and sustainability.
An infographic that synthesises the work done at the Barcelona hybrid dune, an exemplar of the OPERAs project.
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
The Swiss Biodiversity Forum is the scientific competence centre for biodiversity in Switzerland. It aims at supporting the research of biodiversity and facilitates the co-operation of scientists and policy-makers in the administration department, in politics, economy and society.
Understanding the potential for private sector investment in natural capital – lessons from the Spey catchment, Scotland
There is a growing recognition amongst policy-makers, conservation NGOs and the private sector that funding for land management needs to be increased and diversified to protect and restore biodiversity and natural capital in Scotland. However, effective mechanisms for enabling private investment by
The mDSS software is a generic indicator-based Decision Support System (DSS) developed to assist decision makers in the participatory management of environmental problems by applying several Multi-Criteria Analysis Methods and Group Decision Making. Specifically, it supports Decision/Policy Makers
As was stated in the OpenNESS proposal, the quantitative relationship between biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services is still poorly understood. It is still unclear under what circumstances an emphasis on ecosystem services in planning and decision making is (conceptually and
The ESManage Literature Review highlights how pressures have implications for a range of ecosystem services derived from freshwaters. It considers how the framework aligns with the objectives of current policy and legislation to inform management of freshwater resources. This review details the
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
This report gives guidance for seeking information that supports the integration of ecosystem services into policy and public management. We present for each ecosystem service a succinct selection of literature and further sources, which describe example indicators for approximating its (bio-
In this volume of the TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) publication series, the key concepts of the project are applied to local and regional policy and public management. The aim is to show that by taking nature's benefits into account, decision makers can promote local
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
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
Berlin is one of the greenest cities in Europe, with more than 2,500 public green spaces, parks and gardens. These areas provide a home for natural diversity and a high quality of life for citizens. Over the next 15 years, the German capital is expected to grow by more than a quarter of a million
In Italy, ecoregion classification, based on detailed scientific data, represents a framework that is used to effectively address national strategies for sustainability and harmonise landscape planning according to European policies (Habitats Directive; European Landscape Convention; Pan-European
Creating Space, Aligning Motivations, and Building Trust: Key Elements of Stakeholder Engagement in 12 Ecosystem Services Case Studies
Using examples from all twelve of the OPERAs Exemplar case studies, this guidance document puts forth a stakeholder engagement framework comprising three key elements and their respective components, and demonstrates how awareness of key issues and a strategy for addressing them can help build
This background paper draws on reviews of the mainstreaming targets and indicators of selected NBSAPs from countries at different stages of their mainstreaming process, and the approaches to assessing the success of mainstreaming biodiversity and other issues into development. Recommendations are
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