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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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Taking Action for Urban Nature - Citizen Engagement Handbook

Diverse values, interests, and needs are associated with nature-based solutions. It is therefore important that they are taken into account in decision-making. As engaging communities contribute to realising all the sustainability benefits of nature-based solutions the "Citizen Engagement

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Method Factsheet - Bayesian belief networks (BBN)

Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) starts from a diagrammatic representation of the system that is being studied, developed by pulling together the knowledge of scientists and practitioners (both are stakeholders) about the processes leading to the supply and demand of ES. As a knowledge representation

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Carbon Sequestration from a Greenhouse Gas Value perspective - Study and online application

Terrestrial ecosystems regulate climate by their exchange of greenhouse gases with the atmosphere. The "Greenhouse Gas Value"(GHGV) is a measure for the greenhouse gas benefit of preserving an ecosystem over a multi-year time frame, or the cost in terms of greenhouse gases when the

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Nature4Cities - Diagnostic of your city's trends with Colouree and/or Greencity

Do you work for a council, as policy-maker or in urban or green spaces planning? Colouree and Greencity will help you set up an exhaustive and ongoing monitoring system to (i) identify the best place for your NBS projects, (ii) support data-driven and collective decision-making and (iii) monitor

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Europe’s Natural Treasures – an illustrated ecosystem services map

Europe is full of natural treasures that provide endless inspiration, excitement, and enjoyment as well as supporting much of our economy. These benefits we get from nature sometimes referred to as ecosystem services, that are provided by Europe's natural capital. This map provides a rich

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A quantitative review of relationships between ecosystem services

These are the figures that are published in "A quantitative review of relationships between ecosystem services" in Ecological Indicators in 2016. In this publication, we analysed 67 case studies that studied 476 pairwise ES combinations. The relationships between these pairs of ES were

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Urban Heat Atlas

Methodology for detailed urban heating demands and related energy consumption.

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GUÍA DE LA INFRAESTRUCTURA VERDE MUNICIPAL

Esta Guía se redacta con el objetivo de dar respuesta a las necesidades que los responsables municipales tienen a la hora de gestionar de forma adecuada la infraestructura verde situada en su ámbito municipal. Está destinada principalmente a apoyar a los técnicos municipales y a los cargos

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Link between biodiversity and ecosystem services

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

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Method Factsheet - PGIS

In PGIS a plurality of stakeholders can participate in the creation of a map of ecosystem services, including local stakeholders and community members, environmental professionals and technicians, members of environmental NGOs, decision-makers, scientists, etc. PGIS can therefore integrate the

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Valuing ecosystem services in urban areas - URBES Factsheet #3

While there is increased recognition that biodiversity and ecosystem services can contribute greatly to improve quality of life in cities, their multiple values are usually not fully taken into account in urban policy-making. The values of biodiversity and ecosystem services need to be integrated

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Study Design and Synthesis Protocol: The blueprint protocol

Welcome to the Blueprint protocol for ecosystem services studies. The aims of the protocol are twofold: - to act as a thinking tool, at the onset of projects, to help researchers design their studies - to synthesise complex research projects into a common framework. Hence, it is more than a

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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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Urban Nature: A Shared Solution to the Climate and Biodiversity Crises?

Cities are increasingly being recognised as key arenas for governing and tackling global environmental challenges, including the interlinked climate and biodiversity crises. Yet urban areas have historically exacerbated these issues. Cities are estimated to account for 60-75% of global GHG

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The BUFFER project - how research allowed classifying Marine Protected Areas for better clarity in the sustainable use of natural resources and conservation of biodiversity

The BUFFER project has been awarded the second edition of the BiodivERsA Prize for Excellence and Impact, highlighting its excellent achievements in terms of advancing science and practice of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The project was funded under the 2011-12 BiodivERsA joint call on “

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Policy-driven Monitoring and Evaluation across Europe: Priorities for Improvement

This 4-page briefing summarises the main challenges and implications for improving policy-driven monitoring and evaluation. Much attention and resources are dedicated to fulfilling the requirements and guidelines of environmental policies. An interdisciplinary pan-European team studied the

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ARtificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services (ARIES)

ARIES is a networked software technology that redefines ecosystem service assessment and valuation for decision-making. ARIES is an artificial intelligent modeler rather than a single model or collection of models. ARIES chooses ecological process models where appropriate, and turns to simpler

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Ecometrica Platform

The Ecometrica Platform brings together sustainability, environment, risk and business management with geospatial intelligence and mapping applications to allow businesses, governments and organisations to make smarter decisions and build long-term value. The Platform is arranged into four

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Mapping to support REDD+ planning and secure multiple benefits: toolbox and tutorials for QGIS and ArcGIS

GIS training materials and tools have been developed for use in planning REDD+ activities that deliver multiple benefits. These resources are designed to assist technical staff to undertake spatial analysis to identify areas suitable for specific REDD+ policies and measures, and which are likely to

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