Ecosystem services

Well-being and ecosystem services - the impacts of climate change in developing countries

New research published in the journal Conservation and Society finds that current ecosystem service frameworks do not adequately reflect the perspectives of people in developing countries. Drawing on the fields of environmental sciences, economics, psychology, sociology and anthropology, this VNN project synthesised key themes from dominant frameworks to discover how the well-being of the world's most impoverished populations, those that most directly rely on ecosystem services, are taken into account.

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.

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".

Registration for our scoping workshops is now closed

Registration for our scoping workshops is now closed

By exploring the interests of different disciplines in detail, the workshops will determine the overall scope for the Valuing Nature Network. They will also permit some assessment of the range of approaches, assumptions and research priorities that exist.

A generic note to help potential participants from all disciplines and backgrounds understand the conceptual framework and the questions and outputs which the workshops will address can be found attached below.

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