Policy

Information Content of Global Ecosystem Service Databases & Their Suitability for Decision Advice

30th July 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published on Ecosystem Services. “Abstract: Databases have the potential to facilitate the integration of ecosystem service (ES) information into decision advice by collecting and condensing big data volumes in a standardized form. In this article we examined how ES databases support policy instrumentsto take nature’s benefits into account in decision-making. We analyzed 29 databases with… [more]

How Far Apart are Republicans & Democrats When it Comes to Views on Climate Change?

23rd July 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Just how far apart are Republicans and Democrats when it comes to views on climate change? Not all that far, as it turns out. They’re just too party-focused to notice.That’s according to scientists from UC Santa Barbara and the University of Colorado Boulder in new research just published… [more]

Marine Ecosystem Services Valuation – Fiji

19th July 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on IUCN.  “…The Government, through the Ministries of Environment and of Fisheries, is working together with other government agencies and a range of stakeholders to achieve its commitment to establish a network of 30% MPAs by 2020. As part of a proposed 10 step process for setting up a network… [more]

Lord Stern: Climate Change Will Force Us To Redefine Economic Growth

18th July 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The European Sting. This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicholas Stern, President, Royal Economic Society “Last Friday, Pope Francis called for nothing less than “a financial paradigm shift” in order to tackle climate change. His comments, made at a conference hosted by… [more]

Understanding the Integration of Ecosystem Services & Natural Capital in Scottish Policy

2nd July 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Environmental Science & Policy Highlights: Scotland has actively integrated the concept of ecosystem services into policy. European policy and incentives appear as a significant driving factor. The Scottish political/institutional context still resulted in specificities. The consequences of concrete policy implementation projects needs to be assessed. “Abstract: Despite the growing body of evidence highlighting… [more]

France to Add Biodiversity Protection & Action Against Climate Change to Article 1 of the French Constitution

2nd July 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Le Monde.  “The amendment, adopted in the Committee on Laws, will be submitted to the Assembly from 10 July. This goal seemed out of reach just a few weeks ago. On Wednesday, 27 June, MEPs declared the preservation of the environment, including the protection of biodiversity and action against global… [more]