BiodivERsA is pleased to announce the publication of a new policy brief entitled “Policy tools to manage synergies and trade-offs between ecosystem services”, based on the combined results of the CONNECT, REGARDS, TALE and
News for: Ecosystem Services
Europe is blessed with a rich diversity of flora and fauna, many of which are unique. This natural wealth provides us with clean air and water, productive soils as well as energy and natural resources for economic and social development. Such healthy ecosystems help mitigate the impacts of climate change, while supporting a green economy, creating job opportunities and enhancing biodiversity.
Online course 'Ecosystem services entrepreneurship: from ideas to business' launched
With this training, we aim to close the gap between nature conservation and entrepreneurial activities. Improbving the skills of our forester, environmental students and professionals in using business to market and improve ecosystem services conservation.
The course is run by University of Padova and Etifor|Valuing Nature, in partnership with 7 other leading universities and environmental businesses around the world.
EKLIPSE Call for Experts
EKLIPSE is inviting experts to join a working group to understand what is hampering the effectiveness of existing approaches that aim to restore biodiversity and ecosystem function and services:
An online platform developed in the EU which is dedicated to natural capital, ecosystem services and nature-based solutions may soon be going global.
The platform, known as Oppla, was launched in September 2016 by two EU-funded research projects. Since then it has been growing rapidly. Now sixty universities have contributed.
The Westcountry Rivers Trust, in collaboration with DEFRA and the Rivers Trust, has developed a method for undertaking stakeholder-led spatial visualisation of ecosystem services provisioning areas across a catchment landscape. During this participatory process, primary, secondary and tertiary stakeholders and technical specialists work with a broker/facilitator to collate and scrutinise all of the data and evidence relating to environmental infrastructure and ecosystem services provision for their area of interest.