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Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2017

We are pleased to announce that the second Valuing Nature Annual Conference will be held in Edinburgh on the 18 & 19 October 2017.

This conference brings together people from diverse research areas and from business, policy and practice – all with the common goal of tackling Valuing Nature challenges.  Come and contribute to the debate, learn about latest research, and help build the future agenda for Valuing Nature and its application in the UK and internationally.

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British Ecological Society (BES) Policy Fellowship

The British Ecological Society are currently advertising their first BES Policy Fellowship. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience working on a 6-month placement with Defra’s Environment Analysis Unit.

2017 BES Policy Fellowship

Applications are now open for the 2017 BES Policy Fellowship, offering a mid-career ecologist the chance to spend up to six months on a placement embedded within Defra’s Environment Analysis Unit, applying their scientific expertise to a practical policy challenge.


British Ecological Society Policy Guide: An introduction to policy-making in the UK

The British Ecological Society (BES) has produced their first Policy Guide, written by BES members Rory O’Connor, Beccy Wilebore and Miriam Grace. It provides an introduction to the policymaking process, focusing on the UK Government and Parliament, how policies are developed and the difference between policy and legislation. 

Link to BES Policy Guides


NERC Innovation Placements Call 2017

NERC’s Innovation Placements call (previously Innovation Internships) is inviting researchers to apply for six to 12 month placements based in business, policy and civil organisations. The researcher will be expected to spend between 80% and 100% of their time in their host organisation’s premises, demonstrating how their partner can best make use of scientific knowledge and outputs, leading to longer term, self-sustaining activities for the host. 


Natural Capital Committee publication - How to do it: a natural capital workbook

The Natural Capital Committee (NCC) has published "a practical guide aimed at anyone who wants to use natural capital approaches in making decisions about the natural environment. It is intended to support decision-makers, including planners, communities and landowners, but has particular relevance for place-based decisions."


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