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August 2021

Defra refreshes their 'Enabling Natural Capital Approach' (ENCA) guidance

This month, Defra released the second iteration of ENCA as a collection of resources to help policy and decision makers assess the value of a natural capital approach. These resources are data, guidance, and tools and are now official supplementary guidance to HM Treasury’s Green Book.

Citing their estimation of the value of the UK’s natural capital at £900 billion, Defra presents ENCA as a resource which will allow decision makers to maintain this value through understanding and managing nature as an asset which provides flows of services that deliver benefits.

Additional resources in the newest version of ENCA include:

  • new material on natural capital planning, mapping, and tools

  • resources and guidance on valuing mental health benefits of nature

  • updated and additional sources of evidence and data

  • updated guidance for appraisal and accounting

  • additional case studies and tools

  • a refreshed Ecosystems Knowledge Network’s Tool Assessor

To access ENCA’s updated guidance, tools, and case studies, click here.


Learn how to better communicate your evidence at the final UKNEE spring/summer webinar

Next month, on the 8th September, we will host the final instalment of the UKNEE Spring/Summer Webinar series: Making more of your research: communications 101 with the CCC comms team.

Communicating technical research to a non-specialist audience can be a challenge. In this session with two communicators from the independent Climate Change Committee, which advises Government on tackling one of the most pressing issues of our time, we delve into some of the dos and don'ts when it comes to getting your message across. Jo Barrett, Head of Communications, and Tom Dooks, Communications Office, will share their insights and answer your questions about what works, and what you can leave on the cutting-room floor.

To sign up for this webinar, click here.

If you’d like to be considered for Autumn / Winter webinar series from October, please get in touch with us at


Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy (JEEP) Call for New Editor-in-Chief

The search for JEEP’s next editor-in-chief is still on: If you or someone you know is interested, please click here to access more information and instructions on how to apply.

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