Archive for 'biodiversity'
A new code of practice highlights the environmental, social and economic problems which invasive non-native plants can cause and provides advice to all involved in horticulture on basic steps to minimise their impact.
30 June 2011, Central London: addressing the debate on halting biodiversity loss and reducing environmental degradation, following publication of the Government’s forthcoming Natural Environment White Paper.
In the second of our series of articles on evidential priorities, Professor Robert Watson looks at biodiversity, its critical importance to human wellbeing and the economy, and how getting the economics right can help address its loss.
7 April 2011, 5pm (UK): The editors of the first two volumes of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity explore the economic value of nature, and the advantages and ethics of putting a price on our natural world.
The Global Legislators Organisation seeks to improve the valuation of natural capital in decision-making through a better understanding of economic valuation of natural capital, scientific assessment of trends and political leadership.
Defra has published statistical updates for wild bird populations and indicators of biodiversity in England, including the condition of protected areas, plant diversity, sustainable fisheries, and public attitudes to biodiversity.
The FCRN looks at a new UK study on food, climate change and land use for the Committee on Climate Change, examining the effect of changes in UK food consumption on land requirements and greenhouse gas emissions.
The SDRN highlights new research in sustainable development: increased human dependence on ecosystems; allotments and wellbeing; climate's effect on food security and livelihoods; new Met Office academic partnership.
Professor Stephen Hopper outlines Kew's response to the agreement reached in Nagoya, Japan, in late October to protect the natural environment, a positive outcome for conserving the world's biodiversity.
As the UN's International Year of Biodiversity comes to an end, Marie Clements looks back over the year's national and international activity and ahead to the coming Decade of Biodiversity.