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Opportunity profile: Accounting for the true value of nature


UKRI has launched an interdisciplinary scheme to build on the Dasgupta biodiversity review

Top tips

  • Make sure you work within the paradigm of the Dasgupta review on the economics of biodiversity.
  • Your project can produce new data or combine or reinterpret existing data to produce fresh insights.
  • While the focus should be on the UK, you should keep the forthcoming COP15 summit on biodiversity in mind.
  • Involve end-users of the research in your bid; impact is important.
  • Your research must cover both the ESRC and NERC remits.

The Economic and Social Research Council and the Natural Environment Research Council have joined forces for a £4 million UK Research and Innovation call aimed at improving understanding of the economics of biodiversity. Projects should involve research that falls under both councils’ remits and addresses at least one of the following themes: how biodiversity is valued by decision-makers; biodiversity, natural capital and resilience; and tools to help decision-makers manage natural assets.

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