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Aims & Objectives

The objectives of the project are:

  1. To evaluate the potential of the green infrastructure concept and an integrative policy tool for embedded the ecosystem approach (EA) in spatial planning.
  2. To identify international and national legal and policy frameworks underpinning nature conservation and evaluate how these relate to the spatial planning system.
  3. To provide a baseline study of current practice relating to ecosystem approaches, green infrastructure and spatial planning.
  4. To develop an interactive, cross-sectoral and stakeholder based approach to identify pathways towards integrating ecosystem service management and green infrastructure into spatial planning frameworks.
  5. To develop recommendations, guidelines and toolkits relating to:

    a. the integration of ecosystem services and green infrastructure into existing spatial planning frameworks

    b. the potential of existing planning tools for effective decision-making

    c. recommendations for new policy tools.

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