New report: Nature-based solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation in urban areas

The report is available here.

It comprises latest scientific findings on selected aspects of the topic (literature review). In addition, results of a European Expert Workshop in preparation of the European BfN/ENCA conference on "Nature-based solutions to climate change in urban areas and their rural surroundings" are presented. The report is a complement to the conference proceedings, which will be published at the beginning of next year.

Funding Opportunity: Newton Colombia call

The UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) jointly with the Colombian Administrative Department of Science Technology and Innovation – Colciencias expect to issue a joint call for research proposals in Spring 2017. In preparation for the call, NERC and AHRC are inviting expressions of interest for eligible UK researchers to attend a two-day workshop on 22-23 February 2017 in Colombia to explore UK-Colombian opportunities for collaboration.

Valuing Nature Business Impact School 7-9 March 2017 - apply now!

The second Valuing Nature Business Impact School will be held in London from Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 March 2017.  The School aims to provide early career researchers with an opportunity to gain insight into producing research with business impact.

NERC has provided funding to offer fully-funded places (school, travel, accommodation, meals, field trip) for around 25 early stage researchers. 

Now available: presentations from the Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2016

The first Valuing Nature Annual Conference was held in Manchester on 18 October 2016. This national event was attended by 170 people and provided the opportunity for researchers, practitioners, business and policy makers to share knowledge and research. The conference included presentations, interactive sessions, posters and networking opportunities.  The topics covered included:

POSTNOTE: Green Spaces & Health

POSTNOTES are produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, and are intended to be independent, balanced and accessible briefings on public policy issues related to science and technology.  

The recent POSTNOTE summarising the evidence for health benefits from contact with nature is available here