URBES. Biodiversity and Urban Ecosystem Services

Inici projecte: 01/01/2012 - Fi projecte: 31/12/2014

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Abstract:URBES in a nutshell:
- will address significant scientific knowledge gaps on the role of urban biodiversity and ecosystem services for human well-being and be of importance for building capacity of European cities to adapt to climate change and reduce ecological footprints
- will pioneer the development of the TEEB- approach in an urban context and be innovative in integrating monetary and non-monetary valuation techniques, explore their governance implications and develop guidelines for implementation in urban landscapes
- consists of nine top research institutes in Europe, being well placed to take on the challenging interdisciplinary tasks of URBES
- will develop a professional communication and training program together with ICLEI and IUCN
- will actively link to important policy mechanisms and contribute to global partnerships with e.g. CBD, TEEB, IPBES, as well as with EU on the post-2010 EU Biodiversity Strategy, and the Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment, and with nations through input to national biodiversity strategies and environmental objectives (e.g. in Sweden and Spain)

URBES web - http://urbesproject.org/

URBES - FactSheet 1: Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

URBES - FactSheet 2: Biodiversity and health

URBES - FactSheet 3: Valuing ecosystem services in urban areas

URBES - FactSheet 4: The Cities and Biodiversity Outlook

Entitat financiera: MINECO, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad

Investigador/s responsable/s: Erik N. Gómez-Baggethun

Personal relacionat: Francesc Baró Porras, Johannes Langemeyer

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