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21-23 MARCH 2017

Final OpenNESS Annual Meeting in Smolenice, Slovakia


Vista is a social science consultancy with its head office in Oslo, Norway. Its main emphasis is on economic research, policy analysis and advice, and evaluations. Key thematic areas include climate change, energy and environment, transport, urban planning and welfare issues. The employees have high academic credentials and broad experience within consulting. Many Vista projects deal with practical analysis of impacts of projects and policies, especially environmental impacts. Clients are often decision-makers at different levels of government. Activities bridge knowledge from academic research and policy analysis with practical implementation of policies. The company is for example actively involved in drafting guidelines on the use of cost-benefit analysis, and especially giving guidance on how to deal with normally unpriced ecosystem service impacts.

Vista’s involvement in the OpeNESS project will strengthen the channel for disseminating cutting edge research results on monetary and non-monetary ecosystem service assessments to relevant decision-makers in Norway through the company’s large network and extensive project portfolio. In particular, Vista will be involved in the planned case study on urban ecosystem services in the capital Oslo.