The Natural Capital Protocol is a framework designed to help generate trusted, credible, and actionable information for business managers to inform decisions. The Protocol aims to support better decisions by including how we interact with nature, or more specifically natural capital.
The British Ecological Society have launched a new journal, People and Nature: a journal of relational thinking, with Valuing Nature's Rosie Hails and Rob Fish among the lead editors. The journal is open access, and inherits the Society’s long-standing interest in promoting conversations and experimentation across disciplinary boundaries, and publishing the very best of current thinking.
Vivid Economics, Barton Willmore and the University of Exeter are developing an urban greenspace valuation toolkit to assess the benefits of green infrastructure so as to inform policy and business decisions around urban green spaces.
NERC will shortly be inviting applications from existing researchers to apply for 3 to 12 month placements based in non-academic organisations. Projects must fall within the NERC remit and must identify clear examples of where environmental research, data and skills can be used to make a difference. Link to Full Information
The UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship scheme (FLF), aims to develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent in the UK. Providing up to seven years of funding, for at least 550 early-career researchers and innovators, the scheme will tackle difficult and novel challenges.
Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund and the British Council, Middlesex University in partnership with Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios in Colombia will be holding a three-day workshop to explore opportunities to develop research on social innovation for restoring natural capital. This will take place in Pereira (Colombia) from the 26-29 June 2018.
The University of Exeter has launched an online course to help everyone to discover the many ways that we benefit from the natural world through ecosystem services.
Explore how we value the natural world. The first course starts on the 19 March 2018 with further dates to be announced later in the year.
Putting a monetary value on nature
Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council, in partnership with the South African National Research Foundation, will be holding a three day workshop on the above theme in the premises of the Oceanographic Research Institute, uShaka Marine World in Durban South Africa, on 19-21 June 2018.
A new report by Ian Bateman - Director; Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP), University of Exeter Business School, and Ben Wheeler - Senior Research Fellow, European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH), University of Exeter Medical School, has just been published.