Tag Archive for 'DEFRA'

UK scientists place a price on the value of nature to the UK economy and to UK well-being

June 2nd, 2011 by DEFRA

The true value of nature can be shown for the very first time thanks to groundbreaking research by hundreds of UK scientists. The research forms the basis of a major new independent report – the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA) – which reveals that nature is worth billions of pounds Sterling to the UK […]

Friends of the Earth responds to UK scientists putting a price on the value of nature to the UK economy and to UK well-being

June 2nd, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

A groundbreaking study by scientists that shows nature is worth billions of pounds Sterling to the UK economy has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth as “essential summer reading for all MPs and economists”. The UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA), published by Defra on Thursday 2 June 2011, is the first ever UK […]

Professor Robert Watson, Chief Scientific Advisor to DEFRA, speaks about food security, climate change and our natural environment

March 19th, 2011 by Professor Robert Watson

This is an edited transcript of the presentation by Professor Robert Watson, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), to the SDUK Conference on 17 March 2011 at the QE II Conference Centre in Westminster, London —– “We already know enough to act much better than we are […]

Sara Parkin discusses the meaning of sustainable development and its importance in making our communities more resilient

March 19th, 2011 by Sara Parkin OBE

This is an edited transcript of Sara Parkin‘s introduction to the SDUK conference held at the QE II Conference Centre in Westminster on 17 March 2011. Sara Parkin OBE is Founding Director of Forum for the Future. Her latest book is ‘The Positive Deviant: Leadership for Sustainability in a Perverse World‘ published by Earthscan. —— […]

UK Green Economy Council formed to help business rise to the low carbon challenge

February 21st, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Green Economy Council is holding its first meeting on 16 February 2011 to discuss how government and industry can work together to support the transition to a green, low carbon economy and minimise the costs for business while maximising the opportunities. A group of high level business leaders from a cross-section of industries and […]

A report on “Making space for nature” – a review of England’s wildlife sites

September 27th, 2010 by DEFRA

“Making Space for Nature,” an independent review of England’s wildlife sites and the connections between them was published on 24 September 2010, with recommendations to help achieve a healthy natural environment that will allow our plants and animals to thrive. Led by Professor Sir John Lawton, the review was set up to look at our […]