N8 AgriFood Food Systems Policy Hub Launch Webinar

As part of the launch of N8 AgriFood's Food Systems Policy Hub, join academics Professor Mark Reed from Newcastle University and Professor Peter Howley from the University of Leeds to explore the role of ecosystem markets in a green recovery.

This webinar will stimulate discussion and interrogation of new evidence on the barriers to and opportunities for ecosystem markets to contribute to a green recovery.

Launch of new podcast 'Join the Dots' about people and the planet

Join the Dots – New podcast launches on 19th October

The everyday choices we make have implications for the planet, our health and our pockets - these decisions can be complex; sometimes overwhelmingly so.

We are three women, an economist, a scientist and a policy advisor, who think it’s possible to make the complex relevant while having fun piecing the pros and cons together.

Welcome to our Join the Dots podcast!

What is different about this podcast?

UKNEE Autumn 2020 webinars announced!

UKNEE (UK Network for Environmental Economics) is running a series of webinars this autumn. The first took place on 16th September (Covid19, our appreciation of nature & conservation) and further dates have now been announced which include the following topics.

14 October 2020: Standardising environmental econimics 

11 November 2020: Improving the design of PES and agri-environment schemes: some new results 

9 December 2020: Christmas Special - the world's first and only stand-up economist!

Postdoc position available at Warwick University Department of Statistics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow position to work on the project “Statistical inference and uncertainty quantification for complex process-based models using multiple data sets”.

The position is part of a project to develop, implement and apply methods for parameter inference of models of environmental processes: particularly approaches based on approximate Bayesian computation (ABC) and particle MCMC.

Firms call for major R&I investment to tackle environmental crisis

Major investment into research and innovation (R&I) is needed to enable UK businesses to address the global biodiversity and climate crisis, according to a new report.

The report by the Valuing Nature Programme ­­– which brings together businesses, research institutions, government agencies and NGOs - is based on feedback from 200 organisations across all these sectors, half of which were UK firms.

It says the UK business community needs access to solid scientific research in order to:

Funding Call: Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources

The Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources Programme (SMMR) is a new £12.4m programme funded through UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund. SMMR will be jointly delivered by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on behalf of UKRI, and in partnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Marine Scotland. The SMMR Champions are Professor David Paterson & Dr Mark James (St Andrews University).