The Valuing Nature “offers platform” allows potential hosts or candidates to add their ideas for Placements to the Valuing Nature website - see the offers added so far or add your own offer here.
UK Natural Capital – Ecosystem accounts for Freshwater, Farmland and Woodland – were released on the 25 July 2017 which includes 3 of the 8 broad habitat accounts which have been developed as part of a Defra/ONS joint project. These were previously published separately.
The article covers the total UK estimates for the UK including these main points:
The ONS and Defra released a scoping study: "Developing UK Mountain, Moorland and Heathland ecosystem accounts" which can be found at this link.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) and National Commission for Scientific Research and Technology(CONICYT) are to inviting applications to the Newton RCUK-CONICYT Broadening Impact Call 2017.
This initiative will provide funding for internationally competitive, transformative and high-quality collaborative research projects between UK, Chilean and other Latin American DAC list country researchers which contribute to the economic development and welfare of developing countries in Latin America.
A new POSTbrief from the Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST) provides an overview of the ecosystem service contributions of urban biodiversity and green infrastructure and the challenges for improving their provision - complementing POSTnote 538 on Green Space and Health
The Valuing Nature IWUN (Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature) project has released a new app for users to map the good things in Sheffield. This will help the IWUN project understand how different aspects of urban living affect wellbeing.
Users are asked to share the good things about natural and built space once a day for a month. The first 1000 people to complete the challenge will be entered into a prize draw to win a voucher from £25 to £500.
The second Collective Fund call for Interdisciplinary Research Hubs to Address Intractable Challenges Faced by Developing Countries is now live, with a closing date for outline applications of 9th November 2017.
The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a 5-year £1.5Bn fund and a key component in the delivery of the UK Aid Strategy: tackling global challenges in the national interest. The fund aims to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries through:
This is the third round of the Valuing Nature Placement Scheme - a chance for researchers to spend up to four months developing their expertise in a new Valuing Nature discipline or applied context - full details of the scheme and how to apply are here. Find out more about previous rounds here.
We are pleased to announce that the second Valuing Nature Annual Conference will be held in Edinburgh on the 18 & 19 October 2017.
This conference brings together people from diverse research areas and from business, policy and practice – all with the common goal of tackling Valuing Nature challenges. Come and contribute to the debate, learn about latest research, and help build the future agenda for Valuing Nature and its application in the UK and internationally.