Save the date! Valuing Nature Annual Conference 18 October 2016, Manchester

As part of the Valuing Nature Programme's aim to build interdisciplinary research capability with strong engagement of end users we are pleased to announce that the Valuing Nature Annual Conference will be held at the Town Hall in Manchester on Tuesday 18th October 2016.

A varied programme will bring together researchers, practitioners, business and policy makers in a forum of key note presentations, discussion and activity workshops.


Natural Capital Protocol launched

The Natural Capital Coalition has launched the Natural Capital Protocol to help businesses apply natural capital concepts in their decision making.

The NCC says: "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.

Join a working group on impact evaluation for Nature Based Solutions


Deadline for applications: 17th of June, 2016.

This is the first open call for expertise of EKLIPSE, which is developing a European Mechanism to answer requests from policy makers and other societal actors on biodiversity related issues. The calls aim at creating working groups that address a targeted, policy-relevant question within a transparent and open framework.

Coordination Opportunity: Food System Resilience Programme Coordination

An opportunity for a coordinator for the Food System Resilience programme is now out.

The ‘Food System Resilience’ is a Global Food Security (GFS)-led five year programme, supported by BBSRC, ESRC, NERC, and the Scottish Government aiming to address the major challenge: ‘Resilience of the UK food system in a global context’.

Tipping Points Funding Call - Video available

Rosie Hails discusses the Valuing Nature Tipping Points Funding Call

New video available: hear about the thinking behind the current funding call on Understanding Ecosystem Stocks and Tipping Points from Rosie Hails, lead of the Valuing Nature Programme Coordination Team.  

The video includes:

  • the background to the call
  • the focus of the call and what we mean by Tipping Points
  • the expectations for interdisciplinary working

You can see the video on our Tipping Point Call page here.