Thursday, 16 June 2011

National Ecosystems Assessment

While many people may see this as a 'big yawn' it should not be ignored.  To quote from the Foreword: 
"The UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA) provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the natural environment in the UK and a new way of estimating our national wealth. It shows how we have under-valued our natural resources. Valuing them properly will enable better decision making, more certain investment, new avenues to wealth creation and jobs, and greater human well-being in changing times ahead."


If you are looking for a gentle introduction to the findings of this work that has just been published I recommend Alan Spedding's Briefing that is part of his excellent RuSource series.  If this whets your appetite for more, the briefing contains a link to the Synthesis of Key Findings that has been published as part of the output from the assessment project.

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