The five year, c£6.5m Programme is funded by NERC, ESRC, BBSRC, AHRC and Defra. It aims to better understand and represent the complexities of the natural environment in valuation analyses and to consider the wider societal and cultural value of ecosystem services.
8-10th September – London School of Economics
Ecology*Economics = Eco^2
A symposium to bring together and encourage interaction between ecologists and economists is being held at the London School of Economics from the 8-10th September.
Natural Capital Initiative summit, 6 & 7 November 2014, British Library, London
NERC invites proposals to the new research programme Valuing Natural Capital in Low Carbon Energy Pathways (VNC), which will form a challenge for phase 3 of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC).
The overarching aim of this research programme is to understand the implications for natural capital and the provision of ecosystem services of a range of future energy scenarios, including scenarios that are compatible with the UK's energy policy goals of maintaining energy security, keeping energy affordable and cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% by 2050.
The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has an call for experts to help scope a set of regional and sub-regional assessments and experts needed to scope a thematic assessment of land degradation and restoration – deadline 25 June 2014.
The call for experts: