New Report: Bringing health and the environment into decision making: the Natural Capital Approach

A new report by Ian Bateman - Director; Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP), University of Exeter Business School, and Ben Wheeler - Senior Research Fellow, European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH), University of Exeter Medical School, has just been published.

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Call for Papers for a Special Feature of Sustainability Science “Theoretical traditions in social values for sustainability”

To further explore themes associated with the diverse concepts of value, the Valuing Nature Programme is pleased to support this Call for Papers inviting abstracts on Theoretical traditions in social values for sustainability which will form a Special Feature of Sustainability Science edited by Chris Raymond, Jasper Kenter, Carena van Riper, Andrea Rawluk and Dave Kendal.

Keynote Lecture Series: Understanding linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem services for exploring the impacts of environmental change

This Valuing Nature Keynote Lecture was given by Professor Paula Harrison, from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). This 45 minute lecture was followed by a panel discussion chaired by Dr Rob Fish with Professor Michael Winter and Professor Rosie Hails. 

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Opportunity: Global Challenges Research Fund Portfolio Leaders (Challenge Leaders)

The Global Challenges Research Fund is a 5-year £1.5Bn fund led by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) which operates across a number of delivery partners, including the UK Research Councils, UK Higher Education Funding bodies, the Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal Society, British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and UK Space Agency.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are looking to appoint GCRF Challenge Leaders. 

Training Opportunity: CEETOP Evidence synthesis short course and placements

The Collaboration for Environmental Training Opportunities (CEETOP) is a NERC funded training initiative consisting of two elements, a modular training programme and a placement. Both are flexible and can be attended independently of each other. The training is led by evidence synthesis specialists with experience of producing information for stakeholders including policy makers and business.

For short course registration or placement enquiries, please email Nicola Randall