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May 2024

In this month's newsletter:

  • Invitation to Join the UK IPBES Stakeholder Network

    • Provide your input on future consultations

  • Research that Caught Our Eye

    • Impacts of climate & nature loss, success of conservation, and more

  • How Should We Measure Wealth?

    • Upcoming webinar comparing World Bank and UNEP wealth & sustainability metrics



  • BSI Nature Markets consultation deadline extended to 7 June 2024

    • Have your say in the standardisation of UK nature markets here.

  • BIOECON submissions extended to 14 May 2024

    • Submission instructions here.

  • EU Commission seeking experts to join Green Advisory Service

    • Register to advise on Green New Deal projects here.


Invitation to Join the UK IPBES Stakeholder Network

IPBES and JNCC have reached out to UKNEE this month to promote their Stakeholder Network, which you can register to here.

The UK IPBES Stakeholder Network is open to any interested stakeholder who would like to learn more about IBPES and how to get involved. JNCC disseminates opportunities to partake in or review IPBES work and communicates relevant events the network may be interested in attending.

The aforementioned information is circulated via a newsletter. A quarterly email is sent to provide an update on the work programme of IPBES while additional communications are sent out on an ad hoc basis when IPBES puts out a call for stakeholder input.

In the coming months, IPBES will soon disseminate a call for external reviews on the Business and Biodiversity Assessment, the second external review of the Transformative Change Assessment, and for the first external review of the draft scoping report for the 2nd Global Assessment.


Research & News that caught our eye

  • GFI: Nature degradation could cause a 12% loss to UK GDP | Link

  • World economy is committed to a 19% income reduction by 2050 | Link

  • Global trends and scenarios for biodiversity and ecosystem services, 1900-2050 | Link

  • Conservation is effective in restoring biodiversity | Link

  • Frugivores enhance carbon recovery in fragmented landscapes | Link

  • Large variation in emissions from tropical peat swamp forests | Link

  • Heat mortality has increased 30% in Europe in 20 years | Link

  • Companies that ignore climate risks lose market value | Link


How Should We Measure Wealth?

Our Next Webinar with Nick Hanley and Eoin McLaughlin

Announced this week, our next webinar will welcome Professors Nick Hanley and Eoin McLaughlin. They will showcase their recent work providing the first critical comparison of the approaches to estimating changes in wealth from the World Bank and the United Nations Environment Programme.

The paper reveals important inconsistencies in how these organisations measure sustainability and the conflicting messages that policy makers receive, despite a common underlying conceptual framework linking changes in a nation’s wealth to future well-being. At the most extreme, countries that perform the worst according to the UN are shown to perform well according to the World Bank. This confusion in signals makes better policy making more difficult.

The session will be chaired by Robert Marks, whose experience at the World Bank will support and inform the discussion. 

Click Here to Register

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