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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new initiative to support better management of Scotland’s natural resources is currently taking shape.
ESCom Scotland hopes to help establish a community of practice between individuals and groups involved in the science, policy and practice behind sustainable ecosystem management.
Involving local communities in the recognition of what nature does for people. East Sussex, 5th June 2014.
The Ecosystems Knowledge Network will hold a field excursion to the Lewes and Ouse Valley eco-nomics project (L&OVe) on 5th June 5th, 2014.