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Climate change adaptation manual: evidence to support nature conservation in a changing climate

Posted on: 5 June 2014
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Natural England and the RSPB, in partnership with the Environment Agency’s Climate Ready Support Service and the Forestry Commission have published a new resource for conservation practitioners. The manual is a hands-on document giving up-to-date, detailed, habitat-specific information for conservation managers to use, to prepare and respond to a changing climate.  It is divided into three sections, focusing on: the key concepts for making decisions about adaptation and the impact of climate change on the natural environment; climate change impacts and potential adaptation responses for 27 of England’s most important habitats; and the relationship between climate change and the delivery of ecosystem services.

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Case studies of biodiversity offsetting

Posted on: 3 June 2014
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A contentious new policy being pursued by the UK Government will lead to a loss of biodiversity and local natural areas for communities according to a consortium of environment groups. Biodiversity offsetting promises to make good the damage done to nature by creating equivalent nature elsewhere, but in doing so, it masks the loss of important natural spaces for communities. The groups margue that biodiversity offsetting is a dangerous distraction from the need to do more to protect nature and have a more environmentally sustainable economy. In these case studies, communities speak out about what offsetting is allowing on the ground.

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Marine biodiversity conservation in coastal cities: Tales from Singapore

Posted on: 30 April 2014
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This article focuses on what the different residents of coastal cities can do to conserve their biodiversity and to prepare themselves for climate change effects by adaptation and mitigation.        

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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Colombia 2014

Posted on: 16 April 2014
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This report is the first OECD review of Colombia’s environmental performance. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on waste and chemicals management and policies that promote more effective and efficient protection and sustainable use of biodiversity.

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Biodiversity offsetting: From theory to practice. Birmingham, 18 March 2014

Posted on: 14 April 2014
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This conference explored the lessons learnt from recent biodiversity offsetting experiences here and abroad and look at how, as practising ecologists and environmental managers, we can support delivery of a biodiversity offsetting approach to manage the risks and truly deliver benefit for biodiversity. Presentations are available online.

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ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center

Posted on: 12 March 2014
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The latest Cities Biodiversity Center Newsletter (March 2014) showcases the biodiversity work driven by cities across the world, introduces exciting new projects and highlights upcoming events for 2014.

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National Biodiversity Climate Change Vulnerability Model

Posted on: 6 March 2014
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Natural England has developed a new map-based modelling approach to help assess the vulnerability of priority habitats to climate change. The Model indicates the relative vulnerability of priority habitats in different geographical areas and helps guide interventions which can increase their resilience. The report on the model demonstrates how the model will inform the development of national and local adaptation strategies for biodiversity, and help prioritise the actions to be taken as part of these strategies.

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National biodiversity climate change vulnerability model

Posted on: 3 March 2014
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The National Biodiversity Climate Change Vulnerability Model (NBCCVM) aims to provide a spatially explicit assessment of the relative vulnerability of priority habitats based on established climate change adaptation principles; suite of map-based-GIS outputs at a variety of scales which can be used (in conjunction with other relevant spatial data) to target action to build biodiversity resilience and a flexible, GIS based, decision support tool that allows the user to incorporate locally specific datasets and select how adaptation principles are combined to reflect local circumstances and priorities.

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ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center

Posted on: 12 December 2013
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The latest newsletter from the ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center.

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UK Biodiversity Indicators in your Pocket 2013

Posted on: 15 November 2013
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Defra has published this document which reports on UK progress on biodiversity. Alongside this document, Defra has published A strategy for England’s wildlife and ecosystem services, biodiversity 2020 indicators: 2013 assessment,   providing a detailed statistical update of 24 indicators that give an overview of biodiversity in England, measuring progress in the delivery of goals and objectives outlined in Biodiversity 2020 published by the government in 2011. All of the 2013 and past biodiversity indicators for the UK are available on the Joint Nature Conservation Committee website.

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