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Botanic gardens launch Ecological Restoration Alliance »

Botanic gardens around the world have signed an agreement to restore the world’s damaged ecosystems, responding to a UN target for restoration of at least 15% of degraded ecosystems, to combat climate change and desertification.

Online events from 2degrees in March »

Online events in March from 2degrees: UK green build market, energy behaviour change, ISO 50001 and how to use it, connecting smallholders and global value chains, carbon disclosure, biodiversity offsetting.

Green economy round-up: green growth, environmental tax, sustainable income, biodiversity, recycling »

The SDRN highlights recent reports on sustainable development, economics and business: growing a green economy, environmental tax reform, sustainable income, business case for biodiversity, recycling.

Online events from 2degrees in December »

Online events in December from 2degrees, an online community for sustainable business: engaging consumers, buildings' energy use, changing fashion, food and the smart grid, the Renewable Heat Incentive, biodiversity and business.

Biodiversity 2020: a strategy for England’s wildlife and ecosystem services »

Defra's new biodiversity strategy for England builds on the Natural Environment White Paper to set out the strategic direction for policy and priorities for action over the next decade to enhance biodiversity on land and at sea.

Valuing the UK’s wildlife and habitats »

Two recent research reports help reveal the value of the UK's wildlife and habitats, estimating that wildlife under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan and Sites of Special Scientific Interest is worth around £1.5 billion per year to the UK.

Preventing the spread of invasive non-native species »

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.

Biodiversity – engaging business and policymakers »

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.

Biodiversity as a strategic priority for commissioning and use of evidence »

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.

The Economic Value of Ecosystems and Biodiversity »

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.