The NEAT Tree (National Ecosystem Approach Toolkit)

The tree contains guidance for selecting and using tools that have been adapted to incorporate the principles of the Ecosystem Approach.

The tools are situated within six stages of a typical decision-making/policy cycle:
Ideas - Survey - Assess - Plan - Deliver - Evaluate

To help you select the most appropriate tool(s) and to highlight the key issues, each stage contains key questions and prompts for discussion.

If you are a first-time user or unfamiliar with the Ecosystem Approach in relation to tools, use the cycle on the tree.
If you have some prior knowledge or want to know more about specific types of tools, explore the roots of the tree.

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ecosystem services, green infrastructure, biodiversity, Integrated Planning 2014

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