• Guidance

Handbook for the Implementation of Nature Based Solutions for Water Security

The primary objective is to guide the development of investable NbS projects by developing a fit for purpose implementation arrangement, including governance, funding, financing and contracting choices. It offers project preparation guidelines, including hands-on formats that project proponents can

English

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  • Guidance

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

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  • Dataset

ALARM - Assessing large scale risks for biodiversity with tested methods

Based on a better understanding of terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem functioning ALARM will develop and test methods and protocols for the assessment of large-scale environmental risks in order to minimise negative direct and indirect human impacts.

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  • Dataset

Regional partnership for biodiversity in South-East Europe

The Biodiversity Task Force of South East Europe (BDTF SEE) was established in 2017 under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) to strengthen regional cooperation on nature conservation. It works as an intergovernmental technical body mandated to provide technical advice to the RCC

English

  • Document
  • Guidance

Curatorial Planning

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

English

  • Guidance

Sub-urban Ecosystem Payments

Guidelines (including a toolkit) for assessing the value of the ecosystem services provided by natural areas/green infrastructure in suburban locations.

English

  • Document
  • Guidance

Towards sustainable food systems in the Mediterranean : the role of metropolitan agriculture

A document to addresses urban and peri-urban agriculture from a critical, proposal-oriented perspective. This report addresses urban and peri-urban agriculture from a critical, proposal-oriented perspective and with a special focus on Mediterranean metropolitan areas. Building from existing

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GIS Training & EcoSpatial E-learning

To meet the growing demand for subject-specific and relevant GIS training courses Westcountry Rivers Trust have developed a series of intensive GIS short-courses specifically tailored to develop and disseminate best practice and technical GIS skills in the use of GIS, in practitioners engaged in

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  • Document
  • Guidance

Guiding document for urban development in Europe: The New Leipzig Charter

The charter focuses on the common good and local authorities that are able to act. This is also reflected in the title “The transformative power of cities for the common good”. The charter provides a strategic compass by which communities, Cities and metropolises of all EU member states can host.

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  • Infographic

Innovation Pathways for Urban Forests

Urban forest is an emerging concept which not only incorporates trees, but other vegetation in streets, parks, plazas, river embankments, wetlands, railway corridors, community gardens, and on buildings as well as the soil and water that supports them. Urban forests have been around for generations

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  • Document
  • Guidance

Identifying and analyzing stakeholders of ecosystem services

A short presentation showing an overview of the way stakeholders where identified and weighted at the urban hybrid dune exemplar in Barcelona, forming part of the OPERAs project.

English

  • Software

Nature-based solutions performance assessment

The information displayed on the tool about NBS performance in terms of Urban Challenges and Ecosystem Services is the result of a participative method that crossed information from four NBS-based projects: UrbanGreenUp, UNaLAB, Nature4Cities and ThinkNature. In total, more than 250 NBS were

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  • Document
  • Guidance

Addressing climate change in cities: Policy instruments to promote urban nature-based solutions

This guidance document responds to gaps and highlights a range of policy and supporting instruments relevant for NBS design, implementation and maintenance. Policy instruments include regulations, strategies, programmes, action plans and financial incentives. Each instrument is briefly described

English

  • Document

The URBES project - European URban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

This animated movie entitled “What’s the role of nature? Scientists at the URBES project inspire sustainable urban planning for people and nature” shows the results of the ‘Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ (URBES) research project funded by BiodivERsA. It presents the key research

English

  • Guidance

Urban Heat Atlas

Methodology for detailed urban heating demands and related energy consumption.

English

  • Report

Mainstreaming Nature-Based Solutions: Sustainable Development Goals

This report argues that nature-based solutions can contribute to achieving the SDGs because they often address public interest objectives and sustainability dimensions at the same time. This makes nature-based solutions effective instruments for addressing sustainability-related challenges in an

English

  • Guidance

Flood Damage Assessment

Methodology for assessing direct and indirect flood based economic losses to allow prioritisation and evaluation of adaptation measures.

English

  • Guidance
  • Software

LANDPREF - Interactive tool to assess and visualise land use preferences

LANDPREF is a novel tool to assess desired land use visions. It enables the adjustment of a virtual landscape according to personal preferences of competing land uses, and is an interactive tool for the survey-based assessment of land use preferences. It allows the respondents to interactively

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  • Document

Nature-Based Solutions and the Green Economy

Broadly speaking, nature-based solutions refer to “actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits.” There is significant and

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  • Document
  • Training

Method Factsheet - Quickscan

The QUICKScan software and QUICKScan tool (http://QUICKScan.pro) encompasses a modelling environment with functionalities to assess societal and environmental conditions, diagnose patterns and interactions, implement alternative responses and evaluate the impacts of those responses. The QUICKScan

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