7 publications in total
June 01, 2019
December 22, 2018
Cities are increasingly recognizing the role of the natural environment in shaping healthy and livable places that enhance human capital and urban resilience. This paper shares how cities are using innovative approaches for policy making and planning to account for natural assets and to protect and enhance biodiversity. A range of policy options is provided together with a practical action plan for conducting assessments of natural assets in and around cities.
Many of the products people use on a daily basis are made from fossil raw materials. However, ‘bio-based’ alternatives for these products are available at an increased rate. Bio-based products are an important step in the transition to the bioeconomy. In the bioeconomy renewable biological resources (“biomass”) replace fossil raw materials. This guidance lays out a pathway for public authorities to support this transition by purchasing bio-based materials.