Four new reports on Natural Capital have been published to enable governments and businesses to take an evidence-based approach to valuing the UK’s natural assets.
The new reports, published by the Valuing Nature Programme, summarise the science available to inform a Natural Capital approach in four key areas: [Read more…] about New publications from Valuing Nature Programme
The Department of Biological and Environmental Science at the University of Jyväskylä is looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic member to their research group. Candidates should have a PhD or be about to obtain a PhD in landscape ecology, forestry, or another relevant discipline. Expertise in forest planning and understanding of forest growth models is necessary, including the ability to work with large data sets. Experience in forest simulation modelling and/or multi-objective optimization is considered an asset.
Application deadline: 15 October 2018
IPBES is currently in the process of developing its next work programme, following the process set out in decision IPBES-6/2 (see here).
This is a reminder that IPBES members, observers, multilateral environmental agreements, United Nations bodies and relevant stakeholders as well as experts on, and holders of, indigenous and local knowledge are invited to provide requests, inputs and suggestions, respectively, on short term priorities and longer term strategic needs for the future work programme of IPBES by 30 September 2018 (please find the call issued on 11 July 2018, with link to template for response here). [Read more…] about Call for requests, input and suggestions for the next work programme of IPBES
Caught Between Personal and Collective Values: Biodiversity conservation in European decision‐making
Individual decision‐makers at different governance levels operate in social contexts, which means that they sometimes need to compromise their personal values. This dissonance is rarely the direct target of empirical analyses of environmental decision‐making. A recent paper by ESP researchers reports a Q‐analysis of decision‐makers’ personal perspectives and the perspectives they perceive to dominate in their decision‐making contexts. [Read more…] about New publication on personal and collective values in biodiversity conservation