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Site-base Assessment for Natural Capital

Site-base Assessment for Natural Capital Background Natural capital assessments aim to better understand, measure and value human’s interdependencies on nature, as well as using the results for sustainable management of the planet’s resources. Natural capital originates from neoclassical economics...

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Ellie Tew helps Forestry Commission plan for the future

Ellie Tew helps Forestry Commission plan for the future Much of our land management has traditionally focussed on maximising the production of a few specific benefits, such as food or timber. However, the natural environment provides many other benefits that are fundamental to human wellbeing, but...

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Assessing the Role of Forests and Landscapes in relation to Climate Change, Agricultural Production and Livelihoods

New research at the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI) will investigate the social and environmental performance of a suite of interventions aimed at reversing trends in forest loss. The climate change agreement brokered at COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference...

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Governance and Accounting for the Management of Ecological Systems (GAMES)

Natural capital is a relatively new area for conservation research and practice. By recognising and revealing how nature contributes to human wellbeing, natural capital approaches aim at influencing decision-making, action, policy, investment and business interventions in order to improve...

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Links between the natural environment, human wellbeing and poverty

The Challenge The pursuit of human wellbeing is one of the primary goals for society, and is a key focus of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015. There is growing recognition that a holistic understanding of human wellbeing and poverty requires the consideration of the...

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Measuring the impact of conservation and development interventions on human well-being and relational values: comparative assessment at the forest agricultural nexus.

Research summary The aim of this research is to provide a comparative performance assessment of distinct conservation and development intervention strategies in the tropical forest frontiers of the global south. The different dimensions of impact assessment will include forests, food and livelihood...

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Forest conservation in the agricultural frontier: a pan-tropical comparative assessment of intervention performance

The aim of this project is to examine the performance of distinct strategies at the forest agricultural nexus in conserving forests and avoiding land conversion. We will characterise site-based interventions across the tropics ranging from 'strict' conservation and forest protection, to 'coupled'...

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Biodiversity, Nature and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Background The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been adopted by the international community and are expected to drive national development and international aid agendas until 2030. The SDGs are the successors both to the Millennium Development goals (MDGs) and to the 1992...

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