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5 October, 2015
UKCDS have now published their collection of the top 20 most impressive examples of UK research contributing to development. These were selected from the 6,975 case studies submitted to the Research Excellence Framework 2014 - the...
Blogs
5 October, 2015
An important milestone was marked at the United Nations General Assembly on September 25th, 2015 when the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) were adopted by world leaders.  As well as setting the global development agenda...
Blogs
5 October, 2015
Sometimes it helps to look back before moving forward. Governments, businesses and communities want to know how they can truly ‘transform our world’ through implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  I have been...
News
2 October, 2015
To maintain public support, researchers need to be able to adapt to the rapidly changing needs of society and politicians, warns Guy Poppy.   What do scientists do for society? Some researchers may resent the increasing...
News
7 September, 2015
When the Bwindi rainforest in Uganda was designated a National Park in 1993 there were good reasons to consider it a high priority for conservation. Home to nearly half the world’s population of mountain gorillas and a high...
News
3 September, 2015
Catch up on the latest news from across the ESPA programme. In this month's issue  A recent paper from the ASSETS project is the first of its kind to explore how biodiversity affects crop yields in one of world's poorest and...
News
1 September, 2015
It seems like a no brainer, by putting an economic value on nature in terms of the benefits it provides to people, such as clean water or climate regulation, we can encourage global and national leaders to conserve our natural...
Blogs
1 September, 2015
In the remote villages of mountainous Houaphanh Province in north-eastern Laos, change has occurred at a staggering rate. Just 30 years ago many inhabitants lived deep within the region’s tropical forests, where rivers served as...
Blogs
1 September, 2015
Earlier this month, the United Nations published its framework for the post-2015 development agenda “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.  This document will be presented at the UN’s General...
News
1 September, 2015
So often preserving the planet’s rich diversity of animals, plants and insects is talked about in terms of conservation alone. But this ignores the big picture and the many benefits that the Earth’s biodiversity provides humans...

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