The Somerset Levels and Moors are the UK’s largest wetland area at over 650 km2. They are known globally for their iconic pastoral farming landscape, spectacular birdlife and significant archaeological remains. Such characteristics make the area an attractive place to live, work and bring up children. Draining the landscape, losing the soil The low-lying of
Ece Ozdemiroglu, founding member of the UKNEE and NCI Steering Group member, addresses attendees at the event To uphold the proud tradition of evidence based policy in the UK is a challenge. And we will be stronger if we provide policy options, not only evidence; if we cooperate and if we speak out.
Dr Jonathan Carruthers, Science Policy Officer at the Royal Society of Biology, describes a recent meeting NCI organised in collaboration with the UK Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE). Joan Walley, Chair of the Aldersgate Group, welcomed attendees at Charles Darwin House last Tuesday The environment was seldom discussed in the run-up
The fourth report of the Natural Capital Committee (NCC) was launched at Defra headquarters in Nobel House on Wednesday night. Daija Angeli attended on behalf of NCI. The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs was busy, Dieter Helm said, with “this little thing called Brexit”. Andrea Leadsom voted to pass the Brexit
Researchers at the University of East Anglia, Exeter University and James Hutton Institute have published a briefing note identifying a set of 'sticking points' that they believe inhibit the consideration of the natural environment in decision-making. The UK is seen as world-leading in synthesising our understanding of the pressures on, and benefits to business and