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Policy brief: Multiple Scales, Multiple Approaches – Towards Meaningful Engagement In Europe

EKLIPSE has produced a policy brief about factors to consider when planning societal engagement and communication on different geographical scales and diverse audiences. The brief is aimed not only at policymakers but anyone planning engagement activities in their research, especially when connected to relevant and topical policy issues.

 

EKLIPSE: engaging knowledge holders and networks for evidence-informed European policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services

Article: For a complete overview of the EKLIPSE process and the need for such an approach for improved decision-making in Europe, the project consortium has published an open access paper in Evidence and Policy

Watt, A.D., Ainsworth, G., Balian, E., Cojocaru, G., Darbi, M., Dicks, L., Eggermont, H., Furman, F., Goudeseune, L., Huybrechts, P., Kelemen, E., Koch, F., Konstantinou, Z., Livoreil, B., Locher-Krause, K., Lux, A., Lyytimäki , J., Mehring, M., Neßhöver, C., Paloniemi, R., Saarela, S-R., Saarikoski, H., Sousa Pinto, I., Vandewalle, M., Varjopuro, R., Varumo, L., Wittmer, H., Young, J.C. 2019. EKLIPSE: engaging knowledge holders and networks for evidence-informed European policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Evidence and Policy 15(2): 253-264.

 

Nature-based Solutions to Promote Climate Resilience in Urban Areas

Article: Some of the EKLIPSE Expert Working Group members have also published the following 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

In this paper, we developed a holistic framework for assessing co-benefits (and costs) of nature-based solutions and developed and proposed a seven-stage process for situating co-benefit assessment within policy and project implementation.  We found that nature-based solutions can have environmental, social and economic co-benefits and/or costs both within and across these 10 societal challenges. On that base, we develop and propose a seven-stage process for situating co-benefit assessment within policy and project implementation. The seven stages include: 1) identify problem or opportunity; 2) select and assess NBS and related actions; 3) design NBS implementation processes; 4) implement NBS; 5) frequently engage stakeholders and communicate co-benefits; 6) transfer and upscale NBS; and 7) monitor and evaluate co-benefits across all stages. We conclude that the developed framework together with the seven-stage co-benefit assessment process represent a valuable tool for guiding thinking and identifying the multiple values of NBS implementation. 

This journal article was prepared by some members of the of the EKLIPSE Expert Working Group on NBS to Promote Climate Resilience as a separate activity to the EKLIPSE NBS report.  We acknowledge important contributions of the EKLIPSE Expert Working Group on NBS to Promote Climate Resilience in Urban Areas in the identification of actions, indicators and methods underpinning the assessment framework. We would like to thank the EU FP7 IMPRESSIONS project (Grant No. 603416) for funding the design of the figures and tables. This work was financially supported by GREEN SURGE, EU FP7 collaborative project, FP7-ENV.2013.6.2-5-603567 and by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS −UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-0434. Author Dr. Frantzeskaki Niki was also supported by the ARTS Project (Accelerating and Rescaling Sustainability Transitions) funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) (Grand No 603654).

Read about our report here. 

 

Nature-based solutions European Parliament briefing Nov 2017

Nature-based solutions: concept, opportunities and challenges.

EPRS | European Parliamentary Research Service
Author: Didier Bourguignon

 

 

 

 

 

What are the impacts of artificial electromagnetic radiation on wildlife (invertebrates, vertebrates and plants)?

Article: Some of the EKLIPSE Expert Steering Group members have published an open access article in Science of the Total Environment, summarising the process and results of the request from Buglife on understanding the impacts of EMR on wildlife, which can be found here.

Vanbergen, A.J., Potts, S.G., Vian, A.E., Malkemper, P., Young, J.C., Tscheulin, T. 2019. Risk to pollinators from anthropogenic electro-magnetic radiation (EMR): evidence and knowledge gaps. Science of the Total Environment.

 

Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into development cooperation—highlights from an ALTER-NET-EKLIPSE workshop

Article: At the ALTER-Net and EKLIPSE conference in June 2019, a call for requests was put out to ensure the policy relevance of workshops organised as part of the conference. Participants to one of the workshops have written up their discussions here.

Hugé, J., Vanhove, M., Verbist, B., Dekeyzer, E., Stoffelen, P., Leemans, I., . . . Janssens de Bisthoven, L. (2020). Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into development cooperation—highlights from an ALTER-NET-EKLIPSE workshop. Oryx, 54 (1), 14-15.