The first city region-wide Ecosystem Services Opportunity Mapping Tool was launched as part of the Mayors Green Summit in March and provides a valuable resource for funders, policy-makers, project developers, partnerships and infrastructure planners to inform and support their decisions on the protection of the natural environment and investment projects.

The Ecosystem Services Opportunity Mapping Tool was developed for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) by consultants The Environment Partnership and was funded by the Revolving Investments Cities Europe (RICE) project. The tool extends the Ecosystem Services Opportunity Mapping Assessment developed for the Irwell Management Catchment across the whole of Greater Manchester. The tool forms part of a larger suite of natural capital projects being developed as part of the Natural Course EU Life Integrated Project and Urban Pioneer Project.

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