You are here invited to submit applications to join the 'Demystifying Economic Valuation' group. The group is being formed by the Valuing Nature Network to write a ‘key principles of economic valuation’ paper in the first half of 2016.
Researchers are invited to apply to work for up to three months on Valuing Nature topics in a new disciplinary, institutional or applied setting. £180k is available to support 5-10 placements.
The placements will support the Valuing Nature Programme’s aim of building an interdisciplinary research community capable of working across the natural, biological and social sciences and arts and humanities, and to link researchers to businesses, policymakers and practitioners.
A nature index put together by BBC Earth has found that, when it comes to value to the planet, Gareth Bales doesn't break any records. According to the index, water, the most valuable thing on the index valued at a whopping 46 trillion pounds, is worth 980,000 times as much as the Welsh football player.
To read more, please go to the BBC website.
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'.