Archive for 'ecosystems'
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.
A suite of publications from The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study offer advice and guidance for local and regional policymakers, drawing expertise from science, economics and policy to enable practical actions.
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.
News round-up: ecosystems network, health and social care, local authorities, green growth indicators, sustainability in Africa, EU Green Week »
Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: Ecosystems Knowledge Network, sustainable health briefing, local action on climate change, indicators for green growth, sustainability in Africa, EU Green Week.
Environment Minister Richard Benyon has announced a new £28 million Fund to clean up England’s rivers and encourage local wildlife to flourish, contributing to the recent water white paper's commitment to improve water quality.
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.
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.
UK National Ecosystem Assessment's independent and peer-reviewed Synthesis of the Key Findings provides analysis of the UK natural environment's benefits to society and continuing economic prosperity.