Archive for 'ecosystem services'
The independent Ecosystem Markets Task Force argues for a new approach to business and nature, integrating the real value of nature into business thinking to maximise opportunities and manage future risks.
A Rural Economy and Land Use Programme paper investigates the role of payment for ecosystem services in protecting the environment, by applying economic thinking and a market mechanism to natural resources.
The follow-on phase of the UK NEA, the first analysis of the economic and social benefits of the UK’s natural environment, is building the evidence base, communicating the messages and informing new initiatives.
A new report for Natural England finds that Environmental Stewardship schemes are delivering a range of ecosystem services which benefit the natural environment and in doing so help sustain and develop agricultural productivity.
Zoe Hodgson introduces the Ecosystem Markets Task Force, inviting responses to the recent call for evidence to support its work to review the business opportunities to develop goods and services which value and protect the environment.
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.
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.
The SDRN highlights new research publications in sustainable development: sustainability survey results; online climate policy tracker; mainstreaming environment and health; ecosystems for water and food security.
6-8 September 2011, Telford: The International Association for Landscape Ecology's annual UK conference will explore landscape ecology and ecosystem services. Registration closes on 12 August.
The Natural Environment White Paper sets out the Government's vision for the natural environment as the foundation of sustained economic growth, prospering communities and personal wellbeing.