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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 […]

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. —— […]

London conference – Sustainable Development. Harnessing the energy of communities

January 20th, 2011 by Events

The Sustainable Development – harnessing the energy of communities conference takes place on 23 February 2011 at The Barbican in London. The seminar programme includes presentations by Chris Church, Chair of the UK Low Carbon Communities Network; Isabel Dedring, Environment Advisor, Greater London Authority; Farooq Mahommed, Business Development Director, British Gas Community Energy.  Also invited […]