Exploring natural capital.
Designing strategies & building capacities.
No matter where we live, a healthy natural environment is vital to the long-term prosperity of everyone. Environmental systems provide us with a wide range of benefits, and as we look to the future, societies need to ensure that they are restored and sustained.
To help with these challenges, we provide advice and training to decision makers and others on the management of natural capital and the contribution that ecosystem services makes to human well-being.
Our expertise covers such topics as the sustainable management of environmental resources at the landscape scale. The work we have undertaken has dealt with the assessment of ecosystem services, and the development of tools and methods for sustainability appraisal, strategic planning and environmental valuation. Our aim is to support the development of evidence-based policy by providing access to the best and most up-to-date science that is needed to design strategies for sustainability.
Training & Events
We organise seminars and training events designed to provide decision makers with the latest insights on the management of biodiversity and ecosystem services, the use of scenarios and stakeholder processes. We also provide advanced research training on a range of social and natural sciences topics, and have experience in organising meetings for national and international audiences.