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July 2023

The Office for Environmental Protection is Seeking Applications for a College of Experts

The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) is seeking volunteers for a new College of Experts to provide insight and advice to help in its work. Due to the expertise within this network, they have asked that we share this news with you:

The OEP are looking for experts in the monitoring and implementation of environmental law and the natural, economic, and social science research communities. This includes those involved in the practical delivery and performance of environmental strategies.

Members will be increasing the OEP’s scientific understanding and providing strategic challenge and assurance to their work. They will be able to use their expertise to support and enhance environmental protection, have impact beyond their current roles, get involved in a diverse range of important environmental challenges, and expand their networks.

The role is voluntary and unpaid, but any expenses incurred will be reimbursed. It is anticipated that members will be asked to contribute a maximum of 10 days a year.

The application deadline is Sunday, 30th July, Read more & apply here: Member of the College of Experts - Civil Service Jobs - GOV.UK


Spotlight on BSI 8632:2021 Becoming the International Standard on Natural Capital Accounting for Organisations

Momentum from the success of the 2021 British Standard on Natural Capital Accounting inspired a proposal for an intrernational standard, ISO 14054, earlier this year.

Once completed, this standard will ensure consistency and comparability for natural capital accounts in organisations across the world, with a particular focus on Natural Capital Balance Sheets (NCBS) and Natural Capital Income Statements (NCIS). The standard follows from ISOs 14008 and 14007 (on economic valuation and using value evidence in decision-making, respectively). ISO 14054 will support  organizations in aligning with the TCFDTNFD, future requirements from the ISSB, guidance from EFRAG for the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, and taxonomies developed for sustainable finance.

With the potential influence this standard could have in a global transition to sustainability, it is important that multidisciplinary collaboration and feedback is core to the process. Public rounds of consultation will take place and we will let you know when they do.


Our Next Webinar: Seafood Consumption Habits in Younger Generations

Announced last week, our next webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 26 and will focus on seafood consumption habits in younger generations.

Gaetano Grill and Samuel Baker of CSERGE will present their findings from a survey of students in three UK universities (UEA, UCL, and York) about their preferences, attitudes and expectations towards seafood consumption and from a nudge field experiment in university canteens. Results will be discussed in the context of the national policy objectives to promote healthier eating, sustainable use of marine resources, and resilient fishing sector, identifying information and behavioural nudge strategies targeting younger consumers.

Click here for more information and registration.

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