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News archive 2019

LEEP news stories from 2019.


Joint Nature Conservation Committee - Masterclass 28 November 2019, Peterborough

 Professor Ian Bateman was invited to give a Masterclass 

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Green Growth That Works: Natural Capital Policy and Finance Mechanisms from around the World

Professor Ian Bateman, Professor Brett Day, Dr Amy Binner, Dr Carlo Fezzi and Dr Greg Smith, all of the LEEP Institute, are contributing authors of 'Green Growth That Works: Natural Capital Policy and Finance Mechanisms from around the World', which has been published today. 

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£10 million funding for pioneering new Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste announced

A £10.5 million investment will fund a pioneering new collaborative research centre, designed to solve some of the most pressing global environmental challenges of our time.

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What is the natural world worth? Can you put a price on birdsong?

These are among the questions to be addressed by a new project at the University of Exeter, which aims to discover how economics can help protect the environment.

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Sustainable aquaculture through the ‘One Health’ lens

Professor Ian Bateman (Director, LEEP Institute) took part in a one-day workshop, hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Futures (Cefas) and the University of Exeter, to consider the role of aquaculture in future food from water and potential for delivery of national, regional and global One Health objectives relating to sustainable aquatic food supply.

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LEEPin2019: The LEEP Institute's Meeting of International Excellence in Environmental and Resource Economics

The first conference held by the LEEP Institute (LEEPin2019) has received resounding praise from attendees.

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Images of Research 2019

Congratulations to Kate Hind (Impact Fellow, LEEP Institute), whose photos, 'Public Engagement with Farm,' and, 'Landowner Tenant Workshop,' have been published in the University of Exeter Doctoral College, 'Images of Research 2019'.

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Community knowledge can be as valuable as ecological knowledge in environmental decision-making

An understanding of community issues can be as valuable as knowing the ecology of an area when making environmental decisions, according to new research from the University of Exeter Business School.

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ORVal tool featured in Countryside Jobs Service (CJS) Focus on Recreation

The LEEP Outdoor Recreation Value Tool (ORVal) has been featured in the May 2019 edition of Countryside Jobs Service (CJS) Focus on Recreation.

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Policy chiefs learn about new guidance for large-scale public investment decisions

Experts from the University of Exeter have been sharing with policy chiefs the research behind new public spending guidelines which determine billions of pounds of Government investments every year.

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Leading academic discusses post-Brexit farming on BBC Countryfile

Leading University of Exeter academic Professor Ian Bateman, who has advised the Government on farming policy and subsidies post-Brexit, appeared on BBC Countryfile to discuss the issues.

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LEEP paper published in the Environmental & Resource Economics journal

Congratulations to the LEEP Institute's Dr Greg Smith, Professor Brett Day and Dr Amy Binner, whose paper has been published in the prestigious Environmental & Resource Economics journal.

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Business School expert contributes to report going before Secretary of State and Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment

While the government’s ambitions for environmental improvement have grown over the past decade, real world change is lagging behind, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP and the Shadow Secretary of State The Rt Hon Sue Hayman MP, will hear at an event today.

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Dr Katrina Davis interviewed by BBC NEWS: New study looks at the value of salt marshes

A new tool which helps land managers assess the costs and benefits of re-introducing valuable saltmarsh, has been developed by economists and environmental scientists from the South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) at the University of Exeter.

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New policy design needed to tackle global environmental threat, according to report

A pioneering new report has devised a seven-point plan to help policymakers devise new, coherent and collaborative strategies to tackle the greatest global environmental threats.

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Article published in the Journal of Applied Ecology

'How imperfect can land sparing be before land sharing is more favourable for wild species?,' co-authored by the LEEP Institute's Ben Balmford has been published in the Journal of Applied Ecology.

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