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The bid for clean water film

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The bid for clean water film

The Bid for Clean Water - a new film from South West Water, the Westcountry Rivers Trust and the University of East Anglia, shows how farmers, water company customers and the environment benefit from on-farm improvements to cut pollution.

The River Fowey supplies around 70% of Cornwall's water. South West Water have increasingly invested in their water treatment works to treat water to a high standard for drinking.

Announcement of Opportunity: Valuing Natural Capital in Low Carbon Energy Pathways - Consortia awards

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NERC invites proposals to the new research programme Valuing Natural Capital in Low Carbon Energy Pathways (VNC), which will form a challenge for phase 3 of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC).

The overarching aim of this research programme is to understand the implications for natural capital and the provision of ecosystem services of a range of future energy scenarios, including scenarios that are compatible with the UK's energy policy goals of maintaining energy security, keeping energy affordable and cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% by 2050.

'Valuing our Life Support Systems’ natural capital summit

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Natural Capital Initiative summit, 6 & 7 November 2014, British Library, London Since the Natural Capital Initiative launch summit in 2009, a growing number of influential activities have emerged across all sectors within the natural capital space – from networks to research programmes, committees to coalitions.  Five years on, the Natural Capital Initiative will once again bring together 250 influencers from across academia, policy, business, and civil society within this expanded community and beyond to assess gains made and further enable the valuing of natural capital in

Call for experts - land degradation and restoration

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The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has an call for experts to help scope a set of regional and sub-regional assessments and experts needed  to scope a thematic assessment of land degradation and restoration – deadline 25 June 2014.

The call for experts:

Valuing Natural Capital - Call for workshop participants

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NERC is seeking to fund research that will help understanding of the implications for natural capital and the provision of ecosystem services of a range of future energy scenarios.

This is part of the research councils working together to fund activities through the Research Councils UK Energy Programme (RCEP).

These including scenarios that are compatible with the UK's energy policy challenges of maintaining energy security, keeping energy affordable and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.

Rethinking Capitals: Going beyond the financial

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Rethinking Capitals: Going beyond the financial

Tues 16 December and Wed 17 December

Venue: Chartered Accountants’ Hall, Moorgate Place, London, EC2R 6EA.

The aim of this two-day event on the theme of ‘Rethinking Capitals: Going beyond the Financial’ is to bring together academics and practitioners to share ideas and experiences relating to research on non-traditional forms of capital and their implications for businesses.

How to join VNNConnect

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How to join VNNConnect

VNNConnect is the Valuing Nature collaboration space.

The VNNConnect space is for you to explore ideas and ways of collaborating with people from academia, business and policy organisations in preparation for future funding and other collaborative opportunities.

It is a resource for you to find out who is involved and also to find people with similar interests to yours.

Finance facility for natural capital projects

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A new finance initiative 'Natural Capital Financing Facility (NCFF)' will provide innovative financial solutions to support bankable projects, which are or have the potential to be revenue-generating or cost-saving, promoting the conservation, restoration, management and enhancement of natural capital.

It will be complemented by technical assistance to support project preparation, implementation and monitoring.

Report on the Privatisation of Biodiversity?

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The Privatisation of Biodiversity? New Approaches to Nature Conservation Law

See below for the summary report of an AHRC-funded project examining the legal issues concerning potential new legal mechanisms for the conservation of biodiversity.

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