From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Robert Ashcroft
Blog
June 2016
In the wake of the referendum result, many in the environmental and science communities are shocked and concerned about the future.
The UK now faces much uncertainty regarding the future of funding for some scientific research, as well as the freedom of movement for researchers and students....
Robert Ashcroft
Blog
June 2016
Politicians are always keen to talk about how science and innovation can drive productivity and economic growth, but as environmental professionals will recognise, the importance of science to our prosperity and wellbeing is by no means restricted to economics. Our understanding of the links...
Claire Holman
Blog
June 2016
As the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union draws closer, we decided to investigate the views of IAQM members on this issue. Dr Claire Holman, Chair of the IAQM, explores the results of this survey, and the implications of this vote for air quality in the UK.

It...
Robert Ashcroft
Blog
May 2016
In September 2015 the UK Government responded to the Natural Capital Committee’s third State of Natural Capital Report. The committee recommended that the government develop a 25 year plan to deliver on their aim to be “the first generation to leave the natural environment in a better state than it...
Mark Everard
Video
May 2016
In this video by Science for Environment Policy, for the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment, Dr Mark Everard, IES Vice President and Associate Professor of Ecosystem Services at UWE, explains what Ecosystem Services are, how they're valued and applied, and why an...
Thomas Graham
Article
February 2016
environmental SCIENTIST | Growing in Space: Science Beyond the Biosphere | February 2016
The flow of scientific and technological advances from spaceflight research and development to Earth-based applications is both varied and substantial1. Historically, NASA and other...

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On these pages our authors, graphic designers and scientists provide in depth analysis of news stories, topical issues and emerging science.

A wide range of analysis will appear on this page, but two of our main themes for 2015 will be:

  • The Ecosystem Approach in practice; and
  • The environment's place in the political landscape.

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