Knowledge synthesis reports

Nature-based Solutions to Promote Climate Resilience in Urban Areas


EKLIPSE has published the report from its first request from policy makers for synthesizing available knowledge: An impact evaluation framework to support planning and evaluation of nature-based solutions projects. 

Read our related scientific article: Raymond et al. (2017) A framework for assessing and implementing the co-benefits of nature-based solutions in urban areas. Environmental Science & Policy, 77: 15-24.



Knowledge Synthesis Methods

The Expert Group on Knowledge Synthesis Methods identified 21 types of knowledge synthesis methods to identify and characterise robust evidence and knowledge gaps, in response to requests to EKLIPSE from policy makers and societal actors. 

Read our report covering existing methods, and providing guidance on their selection, use and development. 

The group has also produced 21 guidance notes which describe strengths and weaknesses of each method; they also provide key references and examples of where a method has been used for policy decisions. 


Foresight activity/webinar reports

Social Innovation and Nature-based Solutions (NBS)

In December 2016, EKLIPSE, EPBRS and BiodivERsA jointly organised a participatory foresight workshop in Brussels to discuss research needed to face future societal challenges and emerging issues. 

The workshop resulted in a presentationmain report with annexes, and a policy brief summarising key recommendations for science policy on NBS and social innovation.

Read more about the foresight workshop here.



The Impacts of Artificial Electro-magnetic Radiations on Wildlife (Flora and Fauna)


EKLIPSE organised a web conference from Monday 22nd of January to Thursday 25th of January 2018 and two reports were published to highlight the current state of the art in this field and to identify knowledge gaps related to different taxonomic groups. 

Presentations and video recordings are available on the conference page.


Horizon Scanning: from interesting to useful, from practice to impact.


EKLIPSE and the Joint Research centre organised a workshop called "Horizon scanning: from interesting to useful, from practice to impact".

The event gathered professionals from different fields and sectors who all use or perform horizon scanning in their activities. Its purpose was to get insights from these practicioners on how to run such an exercise. The shared experiences have been collected in the form of a practical guide for those wishing to develop a horizon scanning activity.


Capacity Building Reports

Networking for the landscape: The potential of collaborative governance in addressing institutional misfit in the provision of ecosystem services

The Webinar "Networking for the landscape: The potential of collaborative governance in addressing institutional misfit in the provision of ecosystem services", took place online in April 2018.

Organisers: BiodivERsA/ FACCE-JPI project cp³ and EKLIPSE

The webinar presentations are available as videos here.




Ecosystem services and site management: from science into practice

The short course Ecosystem Services for Site Managers took place in the Netherlands in May 2018.

Organiser: Eurosite - Network for Europe's natural site managers






The course presentations are also available to download in pdf format:

Allan Watt and the EKLIPSE team: An introduction to EKLIPSE

Rudolf de Groot: Guidelines and tools for ecosystem service assessment

Harry Koenders: Ecosystem services as a communication tool at a national level

Kees Hendricks: Ecosystem services for management organisations

Esther Moens: How to integrate ecosystem services into management plans?

Rob Bugter: Synergies, trade-offs and the art of working with ecosystem services

Kristijan Civic: Tool for valuing conservation measures

Irena Bouwma: Interactive exercise 1 - Walking the web

Peter Verweij: Hands-on mapping with QUICKScan

Paul Leadbitter: Ecosystem services and peatland restoration

Kees Hendricks: Ecosystem services and site management: from science into practice


Societal engagement reports

The diverse values of nature

In May 2018, EKLIPSE published the final report from the request How can nature's diverse values be incorporated into and reflected by public policy? involving three science cafes in Budapest and online. 

Watch videos of the cafes here.