SDRN Mailing, 15 November 2017

By Robert Lyons on 15th November 2017

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SDRN Mailing, 15 November 2017

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Research and resources


1. New £1.5m fund open for applications for networking and collaborative activities
The UK Energy Research Centre has launched a £1.5 million Whole Systems Networking Fund. Funded by EPSRC, this scheme aims to improve the diversity, communications and collaboration between whole systems energy researchers and those engaged in more disciplinary focused areas of research. More...

2. NERC Call for Evidence: Environmental Evidence for the Future
The Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) is seeking input from the community to articulate the key knowledge gaps and evidence needs pertaining to a set of future environmental policy and practice challenges. More...

3. Call for evidence: Decision-Making in the UK Transport System 
An evidence review for the Government Office of Science’s Foresight Programme is being undertaken by researchers from Cardiff University and University of West of England, Bristol. The aim is to identify what current academic literature and government, third sector and business reports and polls state about public attitudes, decision-making and behaviour in relation to transport. More…

4. Call for UK experts to serve on the Editorial Board of the Emission Factor Database
BEIS invites UK experts to express their interest in serving on the Editorial Board of the Emission Factor Database (EFDB) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). More…

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1. Working with Natural Processes: the Evidence Behind Natural Flood Management
6 December 2017, Leeds
This conference will launch the Environment Agency’s ‘Working with Natural Processes Evidence Base’ and will also include presentations from a range of existing projects that have successfully implemented NFM measures on the ground. More...

2. Energy use in the built environment
21 November 2017, Cardiff
This session will explore the relationship between availability of funding, regulations and the practicalities of building carbon neutral homes. More...

3. Agriculture after Brexit: Trade, Environment and Food Security Implications
28 November 2017, Glasgow
This Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance event will seek to explore the implications of Brexit for agriculture in the UK and will seek to schematically analyse potential ways forward for the future of agriculture in the UK. More…

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Research and Resources
1. Strategies for feeding the world more sustainably with organic agriculture
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. More…

2. A study to scope and develop urban natural capital accounts for the UK 
The EFTEC study for Defra provides initial physical and monetary estimates for a subset of ecosystem services at a scale that is commensurate with a reasonable level of robustness given the data and evidence available and offers recommendations for refining and further developing the initial UK urban natural capital account. More…

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