Balancing Nature and Agriculture

A new POSTnote from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology published online this week explores two approaches to managing land for balancing nature conservation with sustainable food production. The POSTnote Balancing Nature and Agriculture, compares 'land sharing' (the integration of agricultural objectives and wildlife benefits on

September 10th, 2012|External reports, Policy, Science|

MPs Raise the Prospect of Businesses Paying for Ecosystem Services

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) (which assesses progress of the government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)) has accused ministers of giving a "false impression" of the effect of current environmental legislation. EFRA accuses Defra of failing to set out

July 27th, 2012|Business, External reports, Policy|

Exploring the linkages between health and biodiversity, climate change and desertification

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a discussion paper on the linkages between health and biodiversity, climate change and desertification, the representation of health in the three Rio Conventions, and the opportunities for more integrated and effective policy.  Read more and download the publication: Our

June 12th, 2012|External reports, Policy, Science|

“Applying an ecosystems approach in urban settings” – First public event of the Ecosystems Knowledge Network

The Ecosystems Knowledge Network invites you to a project visit and opportunity for shared learning “Applying an ecosystems approach in urban settings” which will take place on 25th June 2012 from 10 am to 4 pm. The event provides the opportunity for people interested in

May 22nd, 2012|Other event, Policy, Science|

Chair of NCI’s Steering Group appointed as a member of the Natural Capital Committee

Rosie Hails, Chair of the Natural Capital Initiative Steering Group, has been appointed as one of five members of the independent Natural Capital Committee by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman. The Committee will help Government to ensure the value of England’s natural capital and its potential

May 15th, 2012|NCI, Policy|