World Forum on Natural Capital - call for case studies

The call for case studies is now closed 

Organisers of the second World Forum on Natural Capital, which will take place in Edinburgh, United Kingdom on 23-24 November 2015, have issued a call for case studies that demonstrate how putting natural capital at the heart of decision-making can benefit the bottom line, as well as the natural environment. 

For further information on how to submit your case study, please go to the Natural Capital Forum website.  

Well-being and ecosystem services - the impacts of climate change in developing countries

New research published in the journal Conservation and Society finds that current ecosystem service frameworks do not adequately reflect the perspectives of people in developing countries. Drawing on the fields of environmental sciences, economics, psychology, sociology and anthropology, this VNN project synthesised key themes from dominant frameworks to discover how the well-being of the world's most impoverished populations, those that most directly rely on ecosystem services, are taken into account.

Pre-announcement: Joint NERC/AHRC/ESRC call on Managing the Environment to Improve Human Health & Wellbeing

Angler on the beach

NERC, the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), are planning a major new investment as part of the Valuing Nature Programme (VNP).The new call will provide an opportunity for natural and social scientists, and arts and humanities researchers to form substantial interdisciplinary research collaborations which aim to increase our understanding of the role biodiversity and ecosystem processes play in human health and wellbeing.

New paper: Exploring connections among nature, biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human health and well-being

An interesting paper by Sandifer et al (2015) explores the opportunities to enhance health and biodiversity conservation:-   

Exploring connections among nature, biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human health and well-being: Opportunities to enhance health and biodiversity conservation doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2014.12.007