Throughout the year we will be conducting interviews with members of the Programme Coordination Team (PCT). In these interviews the members will discuss their area of expertise and provide some insight into their role within the PCT.
The first call of the new Global Food Security programme "Resilience of the UK food system in a global context" is now open. £14M is available over five years to support interdisciplinary research projects.
The call is relevant to Valuing Nature concepts about the different types of valuation needed for decisions that affect the environment, for example:
The UK Network of Environmental Economists will hold its annual Applied Environmental Economics conference on Friday, 18th March 2016 at The Royal Society in London. Abstracts are now being selected for presentation.
A new report on river restoration projects across South West England shows that each £1 invested in restoration can generate between £1.90 and £4.50.
The projects, led by the Westcountry Rivers Trust, began in 2012 when the Trust won funding to deliver £4 million of river improvement work over three years. This independent report looks at the socio-economic and environmental returns of these river improvement projects, concluding that 'all projects generate substantial social benefits and support a variety of Ecosystem Services'.
A new report, 'How to Argue for Biodiversity Conservation More Effectively', presents advice on how to engage people in biodiversity conservation.
Published by BESAFE (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Arguments for our Future Environment), it is designed to provide an answer as to why biodiversity is still in decline despite growing evidence that it is essential for human well-being.
Presentations and videos from the Valuing Nature Partnership Health and Wellbeing Call Launch Event on 14 July are now available, along with offers of partnership, case studies, datasets and secondments.
Researchers and end-users can now post their offers of collaboration, data, funding, and research on our offers page.
Designed to facilitate partnerships and encourage interdisciplinary approaches, the offers page allows you to search by discipline, research area or role.
For further information and to submit your own offer, please see the offers page.
NERC is inviting proposals that address the issues and opportunities around green infrastructure (GI) in the planning and investment decisions that are made by local policymakers, local planners and organisations responsible for developing the built environment (construction, house builders, developers).
The Valuing Nature Programme (VNP) are co-hosting a special session on Cultural Ecosystem Services (CES) at the 11th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics. The event is being held at the University of Leeds, UK on 30 June - 3 July 2015. The convenors are Jasper Kenter, a Valuing Nature Network researcher who co-led on ‘BRIDGE: bridging the gap between the supply of and demand for valuation evidence’ and Robert Fish of the VNP co-ordinating team.
Public views on the challenges facing policy and decision makers to manage and value the natural environment have been revealed in a project led by Dr Robert Fish, one the coordinators of the Valuing Nature Network and research programme. The report is published today on the Valuing Nature website.