NERC Green infrastructure community event 2

Thursday, 26th May 2016 - 9:00 to 16:00

Where: Glasgow

Details: here

NERC has commissioned the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments at the University of the West of England to conduct a review of how the evidence base for Green Infrastructure (GI) is being translated into practice. This review will inform the consideration of future investments in Innovation Programme and Partnerships within NERC.

In order to gain further insight into GI practices and their relationship with academic research there will be two events bringing together the GI community of research, policy and practice. These will be held on 5 May 2016 in Birmingham and 26 May in Glasgow (separate registration pages). The aims of these events are to:

  • Feedback on the findings of the desk study.
  • Gain additional information to supplement the desk based activities.
  • Provide an opportunity for networking.
  • Disseminate examples of good practice in GI.
  • Share future initiatives and funding opportunities coming from NERC.

Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum seminar Next steps for natural environment policy in England

Thursday, 27th April 2017

Venue: Central London

Full details on the Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum website here

In the context of the UK’s referendum vote to leave the EU, delegates at this seminar will have an opportunity to assess the next steps for biodiversity, wildlife conservation and natural capital, including priorities for wider natural environment policy.

Sessions are expected to examine the Government’s progress towards delivering a 25-year Environment Plan and the central role of the Natural Capital Committee in advising and helping to deliver this. Further discussion will cover opportunities and case studies in sustainable land and wildlife management, promoting and managing ecosystem services and creating value from the natural environment through investment and natural capital accounting.

Further sessions are expected to assess the impact of the EU referendum on the future of environmental regulation, investment in environmental conservation schemes, as well as the funding available to charities and research in the sector.

The seminar includes keynote addresses from: Shirley Trundle, Director, Countryside and Nature, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Harvey Bradshaw, Executive Director of Environment and Business, Environment Agency; Professor Paul Leinster, Professor of Environmental Assessment, Cranfield University and Liz Newton, Director, Strategy Development, Natural England. 

BBSRC/Defra/NERC Workshop on sustainable intensification – Building on our research foundations

Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Venue:The Woodland Grange Hotel, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 6RN

BBSRC, Defra and NERC, in partnership with the Sustainable Intensification Research Network (SIRN), are holding a workshop for researchers with interests in or expertise relevant to the sustainable intensification (SI) of agriculture. This workshop aims to build on the legacy of Defra’s Sustainable Intensification and provide opportunities to link with other current sustainable intensification activities.