UK PlantScience conference 2015 – Call for ecology and environment abstracts

The UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF) is calling for abstract submissions in the areas of ecology and environment to present at UK PlantSci 2015, taking place on 14-15 April at Harper Adams University.

Opportunities are available to present posters and short talks in the following […]

March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Other event|

What is the role of the environment in the next Parliament?

Little did Daija Angeli, NCI project officer, know that she had one of the “hottest tickets in town” in her pocket when leaving the office to head to the Question Time event “What role for the environment in the next Parliament?” on Tuesday.

In the […]

Protecting and Improving Natural Capital for Prosperity and Wellbeing – the 3rd NCC report published

Are we going to be the first generation to leave the natural environment in a better state than we inherited it from our parents?  If the Government takes up the recommendations of the Natural Capital Committee (NCC) we still have a chance to achieve […]

January 30th, 2015|Categories: Policy, Science|Tags: , ,

Dieter Helm gives evidence in Westminster

NCI’s Daija Angeli summarises Dieter Helm’s progress report today to the Environmental Audit Committee on the work of the Natural Capital Committee.

Advising the Government on climate change proves to be much more straightforward than making recommendations on maintaining our natural capital, said Professor Dieter […]

November 25th, 2014|Categories: Policy|Tags: ,

Valuing our Life Support Systems 2014: Will accountants save the world?

Richard Spencer, head of sustainability at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, suggested that the accountancy profession might be the ones who will “save the world” by insuring that broader issues than finance are taken into account on balance sheets, at […]

November 17th, 2014|Categories: NCI, NCI event|Tags:

Natural Capital needs relevent stories to be told as well as good science

Sarah Jane Chimbwandira of Surrey Wildlife Trust looks forward to the session hosted by the Surrey Nature Partnership at the Natural Capital Initiative’s Valuing Our Life Support Systems summit. She argues that the messages of Natural Capital thinking must capture people’s imagination before it […]

November 4th, 2014|Categories: NCI, NCI event|

Natural Capital – what would Eugene Odum have made of it?

Professor Des Thompson, Principal Adviser on Biodiversity in Scottish Natural Heritage reflects on the progress made in our understanding of Natural Capital since the early days of understanding how ecosystems function.

Just over sixty years ago a textbook was published which arguably revolutionised our understanding […]

October 8th, 2014|Categories: NCI|