New research on national action plans on antimicrobial resistance: an analysis generated from a Valuing Nature placement

Antimicrobial resistance, the resistance that microorganisms develop to antimicrobial drugs making those drugs ineffective, is a pressing global health challenge. In 2015 the World Health Organization adopted a global action plan on antimicrobial resistance  and following this, WHO Member States agreed to publish individual national action plans by May 2017. 

New Campaign will Inspire Business to Value Nature

The European Commission has provided over €2 million over the next three years to support a new collaborative campaign, We Value Nature.

The campaign has been launched during natural capital week in Paris by: The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Oppla.

National Capital Initiative Summit: Valuing our Life Support Systems 2019 – Calling for sessions!

National Capital Initiative Summit 2019

21-22 May 2019 The Crystal, London

Valuing our Life Support Systems 2019 offers an independent platform for people in science and policy, NGOs, businesses and local communities to discuss and debate innovative natural capital solutions that enhance the environment and strengthen society. This is your chance to share what you know about the latest developments in natural capital science, policy and practice – and find out what you don’t.

Sign Up to Keynote Lecture! Incorporating the value of nature into assessments of future energy pathways

Willow SRC energy crop

This latest lecture in the  Valuing Nature Programme Keynote Lecture Series is being held at Friends House, London on the 3 December 2018, 18:30 – 20:30 and will be given by Professor Andrew Lovett from the University of East Anglia (UEA) 

This 45 minute lecture will be followed by a panel discussion, Q&A and light refreshments. Panel members are Professor Michael Winter, Professor Neil Strachan, Director, UCL Energy Institute and Hon. Professor Peter Pearson Imperial College London

Research Briefing for UK Defra on Health and the Natural Environment

A Research Briefing has recently been published on Health and the natural environment. A review of evidence, policy, practice and opportunities for the future by Defra  Author: Dr Rebecca Lovell, European Centre for the Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School .

The Research Briefing, evidence statement, and the full report (Defra Project Code BE0109) are available from the Department’s Science and Research Projects Database.