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Launch: Natural Capital Protocol – Forest Products Sector Guide

Natural Capital Coalition
1 August 2018
New Guide shows how the forest products sector can value nature into their business decision-making.

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the members of the Forest Solutions Group (FSG) today launch the Forest Products sector Guide to the Natural Capital Protocol,...

Nominations open for the Pathfinder Award for Innovation in Conservation

Pathfinder Award
1 August 2018

Pathfinder Award for Innovation in Conservation has been launched by The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), and WildArk . The award celebrates, honours and supports individuals,...

The URBAN GreenUP catalogue of Nature-Based solutions is now public

Insect Hotel
25 July 2018
URBAN GreenUP has released a Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) catalogue, which is publicly available on the project’s website.

The catalogue aims at fostering the global uptake of the URBAN GreenUP approach by providing cities worldwide with robust indicators on how to embrace urban challenges using...

State of Water report published by EEA

Lake Cap-de-Long in French Hautes-Pyrenees, At an elevation of 2161 m its 130 deap. Its created by grate dam used for hydroelectric energy station.
24 July 2018
European waters getting cleaner, but big challenges remain

The 'state of water' report published by the European Environment Agency shows that despite progress in improving the quality of Europe’s lakes, rivers, coastal waters and groundwater sources, threats such as pollution, structures like...

Liverpool, a frontrunner city in re-naturing public spaces

22 June 2018
The English city is leaving behind its maritime past by introducing innovative green solutions into its urban spaces.

If you happen to swing by Liverpool in the future, you will probably see a tree urban drainage system in Bold Street, where people frequently shop.

Surface water flooding...

City Finance Lab opens its first call for ideas

City Finance Lab
21 June 2018

The City Finance Lab (CFL), a joint venture between EIT Climate-KIC and South Pole, has opened its first call for cutting edge climate finance solutions for cities.

Selected ideas will be announced in early September and will receive guidance to develop and improve their proposals from...

PEGASUS Case Studies on Oppla

5 June 2018

PEGASUS is a Horizon 2020 project led by the Institute for European Environmental Policy that is helping to achieve the EU2020 vision of ‘smart, sustainable and inclusive growth’ regarding the use of agricultural and forestry land.

A major element of the PEGASUS project are 34 case...

EKLIPSE Open Calls for Involvement and Funding

23 May 2018

The purpose of EKLIPSE is to answer questions affecting biodiversity and make evidence-based decisions through a request process which involves inviting decision-makers, practitioners or other stakeholders to submit proposals via different types of Calls.

EKLIPSE currently has a number...