I am a water treatment specialist with over 12 years of experience in power stations. I have an M.Sc. degree in Industrial Chemistry from the USA. I am chartered in the UK with CIWEM, the Science Council and the Society for the Environment.
The accurate identification of greenspace typologies enables assessment of the contribution that urban greenspaces make to biodiversity, improving peoples well-being and the green economy, a focus of the EU FP7 project GREENSURGE. It has been shown that the conventional pixel by pixel
Matrix approaches are quick and simple ways 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. A modified,
This method aims to translate the people's visual experiences and perceptions of landscapes in terms of ecosystem services. It has been particularly used to explore how landscape multi-functionality (defined as the capacity of ecosystems to provide ecosystem services to society) is related
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
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.
CoKnow Consulting is building capacity for inter- and transdisciplinary processes and supports you and your stakeholders to co-produce knowledge and co-design solutions for sustainability. Together we co-develop the right approaches, e.g.: • Design inter- and transdisciplinary processes tailored
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
Panorama is a partnership initiative to document and promote examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across a range of conservation and development topics, enabling cross-sectoral learning and inspiration. This platform houses a number of thematic portals, and is envisioned to be continuously
Increase your infrastructure project’s attractiveness to investors in only a few steps. The GIB SmartScan allows you to assess your infrastructure projects based on its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues and helps to efficiently flag risks and opportunities for improvements of your
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
About “Guidance on choice and application of instruments” Task 4.5 coordinates the work and information flow across WP4 Instruments and produced an overall synthesis of the operational potential of ES/NC instruments, a road map for their application and practice guidance for choice and use of ES/
With the publication of this brochure, NeFo and ValuES want to provide their partners and other interested parties a quick and informative overview of IPBES and the different topics and processes of this still young science-policy interface. The brochure may also encourage readers to identify
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
One specific instrument to capture the value of ecosystem services are payments for ecosystem services (PES). A PES scheme can be designed in various different ways, based on the intended outcomes and target areas. In this training module, the basic characteristics of a PES scheme as well as
Nature-based solutions like constructed/treatment wetlands, can play an essential role for the water pollution control at urban scale and for reducing the flooding risk while providing positive effects on biodiversity, social acceptance and economics.
The Blue Carbon Toolkit integrates both online and offline (tablet-based) technology for assessing and validating coastal 'blue carbon' habitats (mangroves, saltmarsh, seagrass etc). The tool allows habitat validations to be completed in the field using an offline, tablet-based validation
Quantifying the effects of different management scenarios on ecosystem services and livelihoods in San Martín, Peru
Peru is the second-largest country in Latin America in terms of forest area, and hosts ecosystems of high biodiversity value, large protected areas, ever-changing landscape mosaics with dynamic ecosystem transitions, and many indigenous communities and cultures. Although it is considered a country
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