EU Commission's New Guidance on Working with Nature

The European Commission recently published two new guidance documents on "Working with nature to resolve urgent societal challenges"implementing the Commission’s action plan for nature, people and the economy.

 

The new tools are intended to help businesses, planners, and policymakers to solve socio-economic challenges, while also protecting and restoring Europe's nature.

 

The EU Guidance document on ecosystems and their services in decision-making (part 1, part 2, part 3) highlights the wide range of benefits that flow from nature and possible ways to take better account of these benefits in policy, planning and business investment decisions.

 

On Natural capital and business, you may wish to see in particular Chapter 6 in Part 2  page 95.

 

 

Furthermore, in the EU Guidance document on strategic EU level green and blue infrastructure. 

The document defines criteria and available technical and financial support instruments to help planners in integrating natural landscape features into strategic "green and blue infrastructure".

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