August 2021 Newsletter

In this month's newsletter:

  • CIWEM Environmental Economics Training - registration now open
  • Communicating your research with the CCC comms team - UKNEE webinar on 8th September
  • The CCC's State of the Nation Webinar Series - seven webinars on climate risk and adaptation

    CIWEM Environmental Economics Training – Registration Open for September


Returning by popular demand for its second year, this acclaimed Environmental Economics course, jointly developed by eftec, Environmental Policy Consulting and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), introduces the key concepts, methods and valuation techniques used in environmental economics to tackle real world challenges. 
Whether you are interested in designing and delivering blue-green infrastructure and nature-based solutions, assessing and identifying opportunities for enhancing natural capital, reducing pollution, or working out the best way to get to Net Zero, this is the course for you. 
Through CIWEM’s Environmental Economics course, you can expect to: 

  • Learn key economic concepts, including economic value, scarcity, trade-offs and efficiency 
  • Understand how economic values are interpreted, what they represent and how they can be estimated using different economic valuation methods 
  • Understand the purpose and principles of cost benefit analysis (CBA) and natural capital accounting and how economic value evidence can be used within these 
  • Identify areas of your work where you can utilise the learning 

If you would like to attend the forthcoming Environmental Economics course in September 2021, please click here or email CIWEM Learning on

Learn to better communicate your evidence at the final UKNEE spring/summer webinar with the CCC comms team

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On the 8th September UKNEE 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 do’s and don'ts when it comes to getting your message across. Jo Barrett and Tom Dooks 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 UKNEE at

Sign up to the CCC’s State of the Nation Webinar Series

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The UK Climate Change Committee have opened registration to their State of the Nation webinar series, which will run from the 8th September to 20th October. Consisting of seven webinars focusing on climate risk and adaptation, the series delves into the Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk, focusing on:

  • Key sectors exposed to priority risks
  • Important players in responding to climate risk
  • the key challenges raised in the assessment

Individual webinars will focus on: people, health systems, and the built environment; nature and land use; resilient UK infrastructure; financing UK resilience; the role of business; achieving Net Zero; and adaptation at COP26 and beyond.

To sign up to any of these webinars, click here.