date: 2017-05-30


May 2017 – Given the ongoing increase in urban area and population, there is increasing relevance in quantifying urban biodiversity and ecosystem services delivered by urban green. The H2020 project ‘NATURVATION’ (NATure-based URban innovation) aims to understand what is needed to unlock the potential of nature-based solutions for more sustainable urban development. As part of this project, the GLOBIO team will be collating and synthesizing literature reporting on ecosystem services delivered by urban green, with the ultimate aim to establish quantitative relationships that can be used to map urban biodiversity and ecosystem services. The database with the literature data collected will be made available online through the GLOBIO website as growing evidence base, with a first version being published May 2017 and regular updates thereafter.

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