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Biodiversity Offsets: A User Guide

This User Guide provides introductory guidance on whether, when, and how to prepare and implement biodiversity offsets for large-scale, private and public sector development projects. It also explores

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Nature-based Solutions Knowledge Hub

An integrated one-stop resource to guide users through the process of governance, designing and funding Nature-based Solutions (NbS), and monitoring the outcomes. The hub is aimed at those involved

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Peatlands and Climate Change

This second edition represents a fully updated text on the current breadth of knowledge, including methods for peatland management to protect carbon stocks and reduce future greenhouse gas emissions

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Blue-Cloud Training Academy

This space offers comprehensive lessons and materials that guide you in utilising Blue-Cloud services for Open Science in marine research.
Additionally, dedicated meetings to foster the uptake of Open

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Investing in nature-based solutions

Nature-based solutions are cost-effective interventions that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits and build resilience. This report highlights the challenges involved in financing

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Payments for Ecosystem Services | WWF

Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) is the name given to a variety of arrangements through which the beneficiaries of environmental services, from watershed protection and forest conservation to

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Carbon Offsets as Ecological Restorations

Abstract: "The explosive growth of carbon markets is creating unprecedented opportunities for landscape-scale restoration worldwide. Most mandatory and voluntary greenhouse gas reduction programs

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The economic value of river restoration

Water Resources and Economics addresses the financial and economic dimensions associated with water resources use and governance, across different economic sectors like agriculture, energy, industry

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What Are Nature-based Solutions?

Short video explaining what Nature-based Solutions are and key factors. The video is created by the EU Nature-based Solutions Clustering Task Force 4: NBS Communicators within the NetworkNature

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Horizon Nua

The world’s largest community of nature-based enterprises (NBEs) working with and for nature. Network and marketplace, building skills and raising awareness of the vital role of nature-based

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Invest4Nature project

Invest4Nature is an EU-funded project that contributes to the creation of a market for nature-based solutions. A group of 15 partners from 11 European countries prepare the grounds for investments in

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Planeta Caracol

Podcast on sustainable development, recycling, biodiversity, and environmental culture in Colombia. Includes an episode on nature-based solutions to supply water to Bogota (published on April 27, 2024

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Cities 1.5

Cities 1.5 is a podcast featuring progressive policy conversations with urban leaders taking action to limit global heating to 1.5 degrees. Three seasons produced by the University of Toronto Press.

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Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery

A hub for innovative thinking, discussion and analysis of nature recovery nationally and wolrdwide. The Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery, based at the University of Oxford tackles the challenge

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FAO Academy

The FAO elearning Academy provides learning opportunities and multilingual elearning courses for professionals working in food and nutrition security, social and economic development, and sustainable

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IUCN Nature-based Solutions

On the standard IUCN Nature-based Solutions webpage, topics such as agriculture and soil biodiversity, disaster risk reduction, ecosystem restoration, Nature-based Solutions for climate and cities can

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The Nature Recovery Podcast

The Nature Recovery Podcast looks at some of the major challenges we face to global biodiversity and takes a look at the various ways we are trying to halt the decline in biodiversity and the

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LIFE IP Duero

LIFE Project regarding the water management in the Duero River basin through innovative, sustainable, and participatory solutions. Among its areas of action are surface waters - Trabancos, Zapardiel

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BIONEXT Project

BIONEXT is a research and innovation project that joins the fight for nature and biodiversity. The project produces new evidence to better understand biodiversity loss and demonstrates how

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The EWN Podcast

Listen in as collaborators from local, national and international agencies, private and not-for-profit organizations, and academia discuss ideas and applications of nature-based solutions. Includes

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Green Finance Institute - HIVE

Financing Nature is a podcast from GFI Hive showcasing practical solutions to mobilising private financing into the restoration of nature and nature-based solutions for a greener, more resilient and

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MERLIN Podcast

MERLIN is a major European Union funded project which is investing millions of Euros to help mainstream freshwater restoration across the continent over the coming years. This podcast follows the

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NBS Academy

NBS Academy is an Erasmus+, Teacher Academies (TA) project with a duration of 36 months, consisting of 9 full partners and 13 associated partners from Greece, Belgium, Austria, Cyprus, Sweden, Germany

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Snowchange Cooperative

Snowchange was started in late 2000 to document climate and environmental change in the North and work with local and Indigenous communities of the Northern regions.
We are a non-profit independent co

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Global Peatlands Initiative

The Global Peatlands Initiative is an effort by leading experts and institutions formed at the UNFCCC COP in Marrakech, Morocco in 2016 to save peatlands as the world’s largest terrestrial organic

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Blue Targeting - Manual

The Blue targeting tool, a practical guide (paper checklist) for designing functional riparian zones when performing forestry operations alongside streams.

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WAMBAF Tool Box

Tool Box concerning Beavers, riparian forests and drainage systems from the Interreg project WAMBAF (Water Management in Baltic Forest).

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EcoShape - building with nature

EcoShape develops and shares knowledge about Building with Nature: a new approach to hydraulic engineering that harnesses the forces of nature to benefit environment, economy and society.

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Dam Removal

The overall ambition of Dam Removal Europe is to restore rivers in Europe that have high natural or cultural importance.
Currently, there are many of these rivers in Europe that are fragmented by

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Moore reinigen Bergbaugewässer

Im Zuge der Förderung von Kohle entsteht meist Grubenwasser, das extrem
sauer ist und große Mengen Sulfat und Eisen enthält. Bisherige Verfahren
zur Reinigung dieses Schadstoffcocktails sind sehr

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Catchment-Based Approach (CaBA) resources

England's CaBA initiative encourages catchment-based partnerships to help deliver multiple policy and other goals related to water. CaBA has a webpage with a selection of resources -either that parent

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Engineering With Nature

Engineering With Nature® is the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental, and social benefits through collaboration.

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Peat

IPS summary of what peat is, how it is formed and used. It includes a chapter about the certification for peat extraction.

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Nature-based solutions in the Nordics

Nature-based solutions (NBS) are ways to tackle climate change while at the same time strengthening biodiversity and delivering ecosystem services to humans. While there are many international reports

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Network Nature

NetworkNature is a resource for the nature-based solutions community, creating opportunities for local, regional and international cooperation to maximise the impact and spread of nature-based

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Green Finance Institute - HIVE

In line with the Green Finance Institute’s broader vision of a greener future made possible by finance, GFI Hive’s mission is to increase private investment in nature restoration, nature-based

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Freshwater Ecosystems Explorer

The freshwater ecosystems explorer provides a free and easy to use geospatial platform and data products to help decision makers access national, sub-national, and basin level data on freshwater

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UNBiodiversity Lab

The UN Biodiversity Lab (UNBL) is a UN platform that provides users with
access to over 400 high quality global datasets on biodiversity, climate
change, and sustainable development. Our goal is to

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Nature-based solutions

Nature-based solutions and how the Commission defines them, the global context, funding, collaboration and jobs, projects and results, knowledge platforms, latest publications, news and events.

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IUCN Global Standard for NbS

The IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions is a self assessment that consists of eight criteria and associated indicators, which address the pillars of sustainable development (biodiversity

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Nature-based solutions initiative

"Nature-based Solutions Initiative is an international and interdisciplinary team of natural and social scientists, seeking to apply impactful research to shape policy and practice on nature-based

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River Academy

RiverAcademy is an interactive learning platform designed for those who want to become leaders in their field. RiverAcademy will expand your knowledge and enable you to be recognised for having that

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Resilient Rivers Hub

The Hub has been established to provide river managers across the globe with a global platform and resources to assist them in the journey of their rivers to resilience. The Hub is collaborative space

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River Restoration Center

RRC is the national expert advice centre for best practice river restoration, habitat enhancement and catchment management. It provides a focal point for the exchange and dissemination of information

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Coursera

Coursera partners with more than 275 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable, job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. We offer a range of

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We Value Nature

We Value Nature is:
Supporting the natural capital community and sharing research, resources and best practice.
Helping businesses improve their risk management, communication with investors

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Europarc Federation

The EUROPARC Federation is the network for Europe’s natural and cultural heritage. Created by our members, the Federation works, to improve the management of Protected Areas in Europe through

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River Floodplains in Europe

This story map explains the importance of floodplains, their types, and condition and gives examples of restoration, as the context for the target of the 2030 Biodiversity Strategy.

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Natur- und Umweltschutz Akademie NRW

"Köcherfliegen lügen nicht! Materialien zur angewandten Fließgewässerökologie in der Sekundarstufe II". Der Ordner enthält eine komplette Unterrichtsreihe zum Thema Fließgewässerökologie mit 16

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Introducing the WaterLANDS project

Launched in December 2021, WaterLANDS (Water-based Solutions for Carbon-storage, People, and Wilderness) is an ambitious Horizon 2020 Green Deal-funded project that aims to restore wetlands across

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WaterLANDS project

Funded through the EU Horizon 2020 Green Deal Call 7.1, WaterLANDS will contribute to the restoration of wetland sites across Europe which have been damaged by human activity and is laying the

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State of finance for nature report 2021

The “State of Finance for Nature” report
assesses how much public and private
investment is being directed towards nature-
based solutions and provides insights into
the extent to which governments