December 10, 2015
Cities should be the focus of action to reduce climate change, argues Matthew Agarwala in a correspondence published in Nature today, 10 December 2015. Ref Nature 528, p193 doi:10.1038/528193a
Defra Open Environment event
November 9, 2015
CSERGE staff were part of the Nexus Network and the Valuing Nature Partnership session on ‘Natural Capital: data, valuation and decision implementation‘ on 4 November 2015, as part of the Defra #OpenEnvironment two day consultation. Rory Stewart MP, Defra Minister with responsibility for the natural environment, floods and water, resource and environmental management and rural affairs, opened the day with an outline of the Open Environment aspirations for developing a 25 year plan for the environment and invited challenges from the audience of academics, NGOs and practitioners.
Local wellbeing in environmental interventions paper
November 5, 2015
Matthew Agarwala is a co-author on the research paper 'Monitoring local well-being in environmental interventions: a consideration of practical trade-offs' published in the journal Oryx on 28 October 2015. The authors state that 'Well-being is a complex, multi-dimensional, dynamic concept that cannot be easily defined and measured.' However it remains useful for holistic evaluations of the impact of conservation initiatives.
Farmers signed up to Slug it Out
September 17, 2015
All the farmers in the 6 target reservoirs are now signed up to the Anglian Water Slug it Out scheme, which CSERGE researchers helped to design. The reservoirs include Alton Water in Suffolk; Ardleigh Reservoir near Colchester; Hollowell Reservoir, Ravensthorpe Reservoir and Pitsford Water in Northamptonshire and Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire.
Nature as Capital
June 15, 2015
CSERGE researchers contributed to the Nature as Capital 100th Anniversary special issue of the journal PNAS, published on 16 June 2015.
Sustainable palm oil
June 15, 2015
Higher supermarket prices for eco-friendly palm oil could help save endangered species, say CSERGE researchers in the paper 'Conserving tropical biodiversity via market forces and spatial targeting', published in the journal PNAS on 16 June 2015. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1406484112
Metaldehyde reduction scheme with Anglian Water
June 11, 2015
CSERGE researchers worked with Anglian Water in the development of the Slug it Out campaign to tackle the slug pesticide metaldehyde.
Short films from OPERAs
May 19, 2015
The Operational Potential of Ecosystem Research Applications (OPERAs) European project has released a series of short films including one on the Ecosystem Service Community for Scotland (ESCom), 'Updates on the Mediterranean' and the 'Sociocultural benefits of the Irish coast'.
Nobel Laureate Symposium on Global Sustainability Hong Kong Icon
May 7, 2015
CSERGE researchers attend the 4th Nobel Laureate’s Symposium on Global Sustainability in Hong Kong, from 22 to 25 April 2015. The 4th Nobel Laureate’s Symposium on Global Sustainability in Hong Kong, was held at the prestigious Asia Society of Hong Kong and was organised by Professor Joachim (John) Schellnhuber, formerly of UEA Tyndall Centre).
Defra Network Workshop talks
May 5, 2015
On Thursday 30 April 2015, 45 people from the Defra Network took part in the Economists’ Development Seminar on 'Improving Natural Capital Decision-Making and Implementation: Perspectives from the Economics Research Frontier' led by CSERGE members.
CSERGE training workshop for Defra
April 30, 2015 - 10:49
This direct training session for Defra, Natural England and other Government Departments and Agencies is part of our ongoing impact led work to ensure that the natural environment is incorporated within real world decision making.
The Environmental Impact of Climate Change Adaptation
February 20, 2015
CSERGE members published a paper in Nature Climate Change on ‘The environmental impact of climate change adaptation on land use and water quality’.
Westminster Green Infrastructure event
January 29, 2015
SEER research was featured at the 'Green Infrastructure' roundtable event, at the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum on 27 January 2015 at Portcullis House, Westminster. The Forum is a high-level coalition of key UK businesses, Parliamentarians, Civil Servants and other organisations.
Third State of Natural Capital report
January 27, 2015
The Natural Capital Committee published its third State of Natural Capital report on Tuesday 27 Jan 2015, which recommends that Government, working closely with the private sector and NGOs should develop a comprehensive strategy to protect and improve natural capital.
January 20, 2015
Dr Maria Palmieri, a member of CSERGE, has recently published a paper in the research journal Fisheries Research. The study focused on fishermen's perceptions about jellyfish blooms in the Northern Adriatic Sea and also investigated whether and how blooms compromised fishing operations.