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BES Horizon Scan - submit your ideas

The British Ecological Society will be conducting a horizon scanning exercise of emerging issues under the broad theme of the values of nature to inform the future research agenda. They are seeking input from the community to identify key issues which will be discussed at a structured workshop. Please click here for more information. Deadline: Wednesday 18th December 2020. 


Greater R&I would protect businesses and our natural world

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A set of four new reports identifies the range of research and innovation (R&I) needs of key UK business sectors, to enable them to measure and value natural assets.

The reports cover three business sectors – built-infrastructure, land management and insurance/financial services – all of which substantially depend upon, and have significant impacts on, natural resources in the UK and beyond.

The reports have been published by the Valuing Nature Programme ahead of its annual conference.


New Publications

The Demystifying Series Grows

The Valuing Nature Programme is pleased to announce the publication of new set of Demystifying reports in time for the Annual Conference 2019.

The reports cover topics ranging from health metrics to social and shared values, the value of arts and arts research to cost-benefit analysis and green finance. 

Carrying on the tradition of the Demystifying reports previously published (Health and Economic Valuation), these reports have focussed on the user.


Follow-on Funding Call to Develop the Impact of Past Research on Landscape Decision-making

The Arts and Humanities Research Council is inviting applications to calls funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) 'Landscape Decisions: Towards a new framework for using land assets' programme.  Closing date: 21/11/2019.

This call is intended to encourage the development of follow-on proposals which will enhance the impact of arts and humanities research funded by the UK Research Councils on decision-making related to the landscape, land-use and land assets. 


Transforming the UK food system for healthy people and a healthy environment Funding Call and Workshops

Transforming the UK food system for healthy people and a healthy environment: Funding Call and Workshops

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will shortly announce a call for research to fundamentally transform the UK food system, by placing healthy people and a healthy natural environment at its centre. Proposals will be invited for interdisciplinary consortia to take a food systems approach, linking healthy and accessible diets with sustainable food production and supply to help drive food system transformation.


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