June 2016

Reviewers sought for IPBES First Order Draft reviews

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service (IPBES) is a science-policy interface established to provide a robust evidence base, together with the necessary tools and capacity, to help decision makers around the world identify solutions to pressures on global ecosystems and loss of biodiversity; thereby securing long term human wellbeing and sustainable development.

Conference on the Partnership Approach & Catchment Management

The partnership approach & assessing the benefits of catchment management 

12th - 13th September, Exeter  


This event is aimed at individuals and organisations interested in seeing how catchment partnerships have developed alongside other partnerships and where their future lies.  It is also for those interested in the role of catchment management and the evidence behind the approach.  It is being organised by the Westcountry Rivers Trust.

It will ask questions such as: 

Valuing Nature & Participatory Decision Making Conference

Date: 19 & 20 July 2016

Venue: University of Kent, Canterbury  


The developing interdisciplinary field of valuing nature for natural resource management is often set within wider commitments to deepen stakeholder engagement in decision making. In principle, participatory approaches offer a socially extended, pluralistic and deliberative context in which to explore, debate, clarify and capture the many and diverse values that cohere around the natural environment to inform decisions and priorities.