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Joining the dots Global Challenges and the Valuing Nature Agenda

Fish, Rob, Boron, Valeria, Bride, Ian, Whitfield, Laura, Hails, Rosie, Acreman, Mike, Norton, Lisa, Carss, David, Duke, Guy (2018) Joining the dots Global Challenges and the Valuing Nature Agenda. NERC (KAR id:78273)


The Valuing Nature Network aims to improve understanding of the value of nature in both economic and non-economic terms, and improve the use of these valuations in decision making. It funds interdisciplinary research and builds links between researchers and people who make decisions that affect nature in business, policy-making, and in practice. The Global Challenges Research Fund aims to support research that directly contributes to the sustainable development and welfare of people in developing countries.

• A review of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (see Annex I) and their targets revealed a number of themes that have links to the Valuing Nature Network research agenda, specifically: the governance of natural resources; conservation of natural capital and sustainable use of ecosystems; environmentally, socially and economically sustainable agro-forestry systems; and knowledge exchange at the science-policy interface. Assessing the extent and depth of existing research in these areas, and identifying networks of current research collaboration, can enable the identification of key opportunities for advancing research into the natural environment that also seeks to address the challenges associated with international development.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Ian Bride
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2019 16:23 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:09 UTC
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Fish, Rob.

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