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Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00


Ecosystems Knowledge Network’s conference will consider the role of green infrastructure – the networks of natural features that are crucial for climate change adaptation and the health and well-being of city dwellers – and how a more effective case can be made for restoring the natural capital of our cities. 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 13:30 to Friday, June 24, 2016 - 16:30

Plymouth University

Sustainable Earth 2016 is an event for researchers, businesses, community groups and individuals to come together for two days of inspirational speakers, networking opportunities and creative workshops designed to spark and encourage collaborations for a sustainable Earth. 

Natural Capital Investment

By Editor on 20th April 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 17:30 to 21:00


This project, commissioned by Natural England, in collaboration with Dementia Adventure, the Mental Health Foundation and Innovations in Dementia, aims to investigate what the key benefits are from engaging with the natural environment, for people living with dementia, what the barriers are to them doing the; and what changes could be brought in to make the natural environment more accessible for people living with dementia.

This new report by Green Alliance assesses the pros and cons of two contrasting approaches to restoring the declining health of the UK’s natural environment – that of nature conservation and the more recent idea of natural capital, which assigns a value to natural assets and the benefits they can supply to society.  The report argues that neither approach is sufficient on its own for protecting the environment and restoring natural systems.  It concludes that the natural capital approach drives business action to reduce environmental impacts and maintain beneficial practices; nature conserv

The ecosystem approach is a set of principles to guide the planning, design and management of land and water for the benefit of society and can be applied to a wide range of spatial scales and settings. This recent review by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network is based on interviews with people involved in implementing or directing thirteen landscape-scale initiatives across the UK, as well as national experts with extensive experience of studying, formulating or applying public policy relating to landscapes in the UK.

Marine climate change impacts

By Editor on 13th January 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) has recently launched its 2015 Report Card which looks at climate change and marine biodiversity legislation, focusing on the legislation used to establish marine protected areas.

The Nature of Climate Change

By Editor on 2nd December 2015
Found in: Research and Resources

This new report from the RSPB highlights the challenges wildlife in Europe faces from climate change, identifies examples of impacts already seen and explores possible conservation measures which could benefit both wildlife and people.

The Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) Biodiversity Climate Change Impacts Report Card summarises the latest scientific evidence and understanding of how climate change is affecting UK biodiversity. It shows where observed changes are likely to have been caused by changes in the UK climate over recent decades, and assesses potential future impacts of climate change on biodiversity. The report card updates the previous version published in 2013 and compliments others in the series on Water and Infrastructure.

The Natural Capital Initiative (NCI) recently launched its ‘Valuing our Life Support Systems’ summit report. The report summarises the main findings of the natural capital summit NCI hosted in November last year. The event assessed current thinking on natural capital, the state of research and practical application. It also investigated how to further enable the valuing of natural capital in planning and decision-making based on sound science. The report addresses key messages to policy-makers and planners, business leaders and researchers.