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Foresight Future of the Sea

By Robert Lyons on 21st March 2018
Found in: Research and Resources

This new report from UK chief scientific officer includes, among other things, an examination of potential environmental changes that may directly and indirectly affect the UK, including ocean warming, sea-level rise, biodiversity, and chemical and plastic pollution.

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Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:30

London

There is now ample and robust evidence that green infrastructure is good for people’s health. How can we plan, design and manage green spaces to maximise their value to people’s health and wellbeing? How can we improve the health and wellbeing value of existing green spaces? What do we know – and what do we still need to research?

Debating Nature's Value Conference 2018

By Robert Lyons on 19th March 2018
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:00 to 18:30

The final event of the DNV network brings everyone together in Cambridge for a one-day conference, to coincide with a private view of the curated art exhibition featuring a commissioned work from local artist, Rosanna Greaves.

Keynote speakers confirmed include Craig Bennet, CEO of Friends of the Earth and Tony Juniper, Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns at WWF.

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The economic value of our green spaces

By Robert Lyons on 19th March 2018
Found in: Research and Resources

A new report by the Land Trust argues that well-maintained and well-managed green spaces change lives for the better, but only with long-term funding in place. 

Currently, the report argues, investment in restoring derelict land or transforming land into green space is perceived as having no economic value. Land Trust research, however, suggests this view is wrong and that there are positive economic benefits for all.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:30

Cardiff

This one-day seminar, organised by the Outdoor Recreation Network, will look at the changing nature of monitoring participation in outdoor recreation. It is aimed at researchers, analysts, academics and policy makers from across the Outdoor Recreation Sector.

The seminar will cover three main themes

  • Changes to national policy and strategy – and how that influences ‘what’ we want to monitor (for example measuring levels of physical activity or economic expenditure).

Climate change impacts on the historic environment

By Robert Lyons on 21st February 2018
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

This one day seminar will bring together heritage organisations from across the UK to showcase work being undertaken to identify and quantify risks from climate change, and to share best practice. 

This event will have particular relevance for practitioners or organisations who are looking to better understand the risk climate change poses to their own estate or property, or to the wider historic environment.

This paper presents the findings of a food systems model that considers how specific agronomic characteristics of organic agriculture could be harnessed so as to enable it to play a greater role in sustainable food systems.

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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:00

The UK has experienced repeated severe flooding in recent years, which has raised the profile of Natural Flood Management (NFM) creating a prominent discussion of the benefits of working more closely with natural processes to help reduce flood risk and complement more traditional engineering responses, aiming to manage and reduce flood risk in a more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable way.

An article looking at the findings from a new study commissioned by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that the environment is playing a vital role in tackling the problem of poor air quality and helping to protect people’s health and reduce spending on healthcare.

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UK Farming and the Environment Post-Brexit

By Robert Lyons on 17th October 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

London

Taking place in the context of confidence levels and investment falling among farmers and six months on from the publication of the House of Lords Energy and Environment Sub-Committee report which investigated the implications of Brexit for UK agriculture and food, this forum will provide delegates with a timely opportunity to discuss and debate future priorities for the UK Agriculture sector and ensuring farming communities receive the support they need to thrive in a post-Brexit world.

Future of Farming Support in a Post-CAP Age

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