GAP analysis

This process is aimed at identifying the requirements that will enable the target to reduce or close the gap between its current situation and its potential performance utilising existing resource. Gap analysis provides the basis for determining whether desired outcomes are realistic based on time, money and human resources available to achieve them.

Tags : Deliverable

Geographic Information System (GIS)

A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyse, manage, and present all types of geographical data.

Tags : Deliverable


Governance refers to sustaining coordination and coherence among a wide variety of actors with different purposes and objectives. Such actors may include political actors and institutions, interest groups, civil society, non-governmental and transnational organisations.

Reference : Jon Pierre, "Debating Governance: Authority, Steering, and Democracy", Oxford University Press, 2000.

Tags : Platform Project (Axis 4)

Green growth

Green growth is about fostering economic growth and development while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which our well-being relies. To do this, it must catalyse investment and innovation which will underpin sustained growth and give rise to new economic opportunities.

Tags : Sustainable development, Blue growth

Green infrastructure

Green Infrastructure is a strategically planned network of natural and semi-natural areas with other environmental features designed and managed to deliver a wide range of ecosystem services. It incorporates green spaces (or blue if aquatic ecosystems are concerned) and other physical features in terrestrial (including coastal) and marine areas. On land, Green Infrastructure is present in rural and urban settings.


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Tags : Sustainable development, Ecosystem services, Ecosystem approach


Guidelines give practical information on how to perform certain actions or obtain expected results.