NBS Benefits Explorer

How to Use the Tool

Key Considerations and Limitations

Step-by-Step Tool Process

Step 1. Choose a starting point for using this tool based on what you are looking to understand. You may want to explore which benefits a certain activity will generate (Activities → Benefits) or which activities will achieve desired benefit(s) (Benefits → Activities).

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Step 2. Choose a habitat that is relevant to your local project context.

Step 3. Choose at least one type of intervention that is needed in your chosen habitat. Multiple interventions can be selected.

Step 4. Click "Update Explorer" to view relevant activities, processes, and benefits in the dashboard.

Step 5. Within the dashboard, choose which activities you plan to implement or benefits you want to achieve with your project based on your choice in Step 1.

Step 6. Explore your results and view details (e.g., descriptions and available quantification methods).

Step 7. Click the "Export View" button to download a spreadsheet summarizing your NBS results (i.e., linked activities, processes, and benefits).

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