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Pre-announcement: Joint NERC/AHRC/ESRC call on Managing the Environment to Improve Human Health & Wellbeing

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Pre-announcement: Joint NERC/AHRC/ESRC call on Managing the Environment to Improve Human Health & Wellbeing

NERC, the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), are planning a major new investment as part of the Valuing Nature Programme (VNP).The new call will provide an opportunity for natural and social scientists, and arts and humanities researchers to form substantial interdisciplinary research collaborations which aim to increase our understanding of the role biodiversity and ecosystem processes play in human health and wellbeing. 

Human health benefits from protecting biodiversity, according to WHO report

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Human health benefits from protecting biodiversity, according to WHO report

A ground-breaking report on biodiversity and health, launched today at the 14th World Congress on Public Health, in Kolkata, India, shows the significant contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services to better human health. 

Funding opportunity: Centre for evaluating complexity across the energy-environment-food nexus

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Funding opportunity: Centre for evaluating complexity across the energy-environment-food nexus

The Economic and Social Research Council has launched a call with funding partners Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), Environment Agency (EA) and Food Standards Agency (FSA) for a new research centre to address the challenges associated with evaluating complexity.

Corporate Natural Capital Accounting

Corporate Natural Capital Accounting

A new accounting framework developed for England’s Natural Capital Committee aims to help organisations to take better account of the natural capital[1] they own, depend on or are responsible for.

Physical Benefits of Trees in Towns

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Physical Benefits of Trees in Towns

Prof Roland Ennos, University of Hull, is delivering an online talk entitled 'The 'Physical benefits of Urban Trees', as part of Forest Research's Forest Science Seminar series on January 30th.Urban trees provide many benefits to city environments including - 

Applying payments for ecosystem services: Edinburgh workshop

Applying payments for ecosystem services: Edinburgh workshop

The Ecosystems Knowledge Network and the James Hutton Institute running a workshop to enable you to learn how to initiate and sustain payments for ecosystem service schemes in Scotland and elsewhere within the UK.

UNEP Inclusive Wealth Report 2014

UNEP Inclusive Wealth Report 2014

How does agree on monetary measures of a country's natural, human and physical assets? A United Nations Environment report, published this week [10 December), attempts to provide some answers and offers broader indicator: “inclusive wealth”.

The report puts financial values on three kinds of asset: “manufactured” capital (roads, buildings, machinery and so on); human capital (people’s skills and health); and natural capital (including forests and fossil fuels). 

Value of ecosystems: a key objective for new Sustainable Healthcare curriculum

Value of ecosystems: a key objective for new Sustainable Healthcare curriculum

Details of a new sustainable healthcare  curriculum have been published in an open letter in the Lancet this week (01/12/14).

It's first objective aims to consider the "value of ecosystems - and the anthropogenic threats - to human and planetary health".

ESRC Urban Transformations Research Call Opens

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ESRC Urban Transformations Research Call Opens

Urban Transformations aims to shape new thinking about how people and cities interact against a backdrop of evolving challenges including demographic and environmental change, financial vulnerability and growing inequalities. 

The ESRC wish to support proposals for innovative and ambitious research that will advance understanding of, and offer solutions to, two challenges impacting cities and urban areas in the UK and internationally. 

Proposals featuring co-design and co-production with non-academic stakeholders are encouraged as part of this call.

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