Thinking in terms of ecosystem services and natural capital explicitly acknowledges our dependence on nature, and therefore the need to better protect and manage natural resources. For this reason these concepts have been adopted by policy, but the use of the concepts in practice is still in its infancy. Working across 27 organisations over a five year period, the OPERAs project has explored how and under what conditions these concepts can move beyond the academic domain towards practical implementation in support of sustainable ecosystem management.
A series of webinars are scheduled to take place focusing on 6 aspects the OPERAs project explored. Each webinar will highlight the flow between knowledge, tools and practice through case material from the OPERAs exemplars and different tools.
How to link ecosystem services knowledge, tools and practice?
Monday 11 September 2017, 1pm CET
How is ecosystem services included in policy?
Monday 18 September 2017, 1pm CET
How do you include non-monetary values in decision-making?
Monday 25 September 2017, 1pm CET
How do you take into account trade-offs between ecosystem services in land management decision making?
Monday 2 October 2017, 1pm CET
What should the EU consider to move towards No Net Loss NNL?
Thursday 12 October 2017, 1pm CET
How to engage citizens in applying the ecosystem services approach?
Monday 16 October 2017, 1pm CET
There will also be an opportunity to ask the OPERAs experts questions at the end of each webinar and the debate will continue on Oppla.
To register your interest log into Oppla and join the OPERAs group at http://oppla.eu/operas