News from the Environmental Change Institute July 2014
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Major new research to advance our capacity to value and manage ecosystem services

Over the last two years a wide range of academics, policy makers, end users and other interested parties from the public, private and voluntary sectors have worked together in a Follow-on project to the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (NEAFO). The NEAFO is a major new piece of interdisciplinary research that has advanced our capacity to value and manage ecosystem services and has developed methods and tools to help practitioners make the best use of evidence."

ECI’s Paula Harrison led the work-stream on Robust Response Options. This involved addressing the question "What response options might be used to improve policy and practice for the sustainable delivery of ecosystem services? Read more.


Dr Tina Fawcett speaks in the House of Commons during seminar on Tradable Energy Quotas

The seminar was organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group  in order to explain the Tradable Energy Quotas system and how it would work, making the case for why the UK should adopt this approach, and laying out the next steps towards implementation in the current political climate.  

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Doctoral student Scott Thacker receives 'Young Scientist Award' at ICVRAM

The award at the 'Second International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management' was in recognition of Scott's conference paper 'Characterizing the Vulnerability of Future Configurations of Great Britain's Electricity Network Infrastructure to Climate-related Hazards'.

Changing what we eat: A call for research & action on widespread adoption of sustainable healthy eating

New report by the Food Climate Research Network outlines the work needed to shift societies to consumption patterns that can meet both public health and environmental goals.  Read more. 

In other news this month...

  • There is one new position available on the ECI's Sustainability Internship Programme with GlaxoSmithKlein. Find out more. 
  • Working in association with CH2M HILL, Paul Sayers, Senior Visiting Fellow at the School of Geography and the Environment, and Professor Jim Hall, Director of the Environmental Change Institute, have recently been appointed to explore the next generation of methods to support the Environment Agency’s national long-term investment strategy.
  • Booking has opened for the ECI's annual MSc Alumni Dinner.  This year marks the 20th year of the MSc in Environmental Change and Management course and celebrations are due to take place in September.  Find out more. 
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