The complexity and the gradual accumulation of environmental problems exacerbate governance challenges at various scales. Turning the challenges in practice is not an easy task. In these web-pages we aim to identify a number of scale challenges and possible responses to them.

The key findings of our research are structured under one social science theory orientated theme and 5 practically orientated themes:

  1. Theory of SCALES and Governance
  2. Green Infrastructure
  3. Systematic site selections beyond NATURA 2000
  4. Management of network of protected areas - innovative solutions and scales sensitive instruments
  5. Biodiversity monitoring and EU policy
  6. Ecological Fiscal Transfers - a response to the challenge of financial scale
Links to key nature conservation policy instruments