The values and services provided by natural ecosystems are the driving force for the long-term protection and restoration of European natural capital. Ecosystem services are goods and services provided by nature that human welfare depends on. Any damage to natural ecosystems carries significant costs for business and society as the services they provide represent significant share of the economy.

The experts of the Interreg Europe policy learning platform have developed a policy brief on EU policies, approaches and good practices as concerns protection and restoration of ecosystem services.

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The Policy Learning Platform is the second action of Interreg Europe. Its aim is to boost EU-wide policy learning and sharing of good practices in research and innovation, competitiveness of SMEs, low-carbon economy, or the environment and resource efficiency. The platform is a hub of knowledge and services for regional policy makers across Europe to learn from their peers and benefit from expert support. Join today our community to improve the effectiveness of your regional development policies and programmes.