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  Operationalisation of natural capital and ecosystem services

OpenNESS aims to translate the concepts of Natural Capital (NC) and Ecosystem Services (ES) into operational frameworks that provide tested, practical and tailored solutions for integrating ES into land, water and urban management and decision-making. It examines how the concepts link to, and support, wider EU economic, social and environmental policy initiatives and scrutinizes the potential and limitations of the concepts of ES and NC.

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Scenarios reflecting possible developments of the EU regulatory frameworks

The OpenNESS work package on Regulatory frameworks and drivers of change (WP2) met on 4 and 5 November in Berlin. The goal was, on the one hand, to present the current state of the different tasks and, on the other hand, to start discussing integrating the policy analysis of EU regulatory frameworks with the scenario work. The meeting provided a promising starting point to synthesise work within the work package. Read more »

Photo: WP2 meeting participants © Eeva Primmer

Ecosystem services support thriving business in Portuguese montado

During a meeting of the user board of the OPERAs project (the European research project with which OpenNESS cooperates on operationalising natural capital and ecosystem services) we visited an agricultural enterprise in the montado. The montado is the Portuguese version of the unique Iberian cork oak landscape that is known for its high level of biodiversity and its scenic beauty. In OPERAs one of their ‘exemplars’ is the Companhia das Lezirias, a large estate that practises sustainable agriculture to produce cork, rice, maize, meat, olives and so forth. Read more »

Photo: Montado Companhia das Lezirias © Ben Delbaere