UNEP Inclusive Wealth Report 2014


How does agree on monetary measures of a country's natural, human and physical assets? A United Nations Environment report, published this week [10 December), attempts to provide some answers and offers broader indicator: “inclusive wealth”.

The report puts financial values on three kinds of asset: “manufactured” capital (roads, buildings, machinery and so on); human capital (people’s skills and health); and natural capital (including forests and fossil fuels). 

ESRC Urban Transformations Research Call Opens

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Urban Transformations aims to shape new thinking about how people and cities interact against a backdrop of evolving challenges including demographic and environmental change, financial vulnerability and growing inequalities. 

The ESRC wish to support proposals for innovative and ambitious research that will advance understanding of, and offer solutions to, two challenges impacting cities and urban areas in the UK and internationally. 

Proposals featuring co-design and co-production with non-academic stakeholders are encouraged as part of this call.

Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative: Call for Expressions of Interest

A consortium of funders has issued a third call for applications through the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative. This third call is focussed specifically on tree diseases caused by Phytophthora and diseases of oak trees.  

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 8th January 2015 and full details are available via the BBSRC website.