January 2022 Newsletter

In this month's newsletter:

  • Biodiversity Net Gain: Market Analysis Study - our work for Defra
  • Register for envecon 2022 - Sign up now to join us on March 18th
  • Write Now Berlin Playwriting Workshops - communicate the human stories behind the data on climate change

    Biodiversity Net Gain: Market Analysis Study for Defra

An Eurasian Oystercatcher on the cost

On the 11th January Defra launched their consultation on the Biodiversity Net Gain regulations, and published eftec’s market analysis report alongside this.

The report, produced in conjunction with WSP, ABPmer, and Strutt&Parker, analyses of the supply and demand for biodiversity units under the expected BNG market rules in each local planning authority in England. We were able to identify local planning authority areas where there is greater risk of biodiversity unit supply shortage, including peri-urban areas where demand is likely to be high and specific habitats, such as intertidal, where supply is already low. Evidence on the costs of BU supply was used to estimate expected unit prices and an overall market size of £135 - £274 million per year. The report also identifies implementation risks associated with the expected market.


Register now for envecon 2022

Logos for: UKNEE, eftec, EAERE, and BESenvecon 2022 banner

Registration for envecon 2022 is now live – click here to sign up!

envecon is the UK Network of Environmental Economists’ annual conference on applied work. Now in its 20th year, it brings together economists and others working across a variety of topics from across the world to showcase their latest research.
 
Like last year, envecon 2022 will be online and attendance is free. You can also sign up to become an UKNEE member when registering which, for £50, will grant you access to exclusive communications, recordings of envecon and UKNEE webinar sessions, and a year’s subscription to the Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy.
 
This year, the Keynote speech will be delivered by Emily McKenzie, Technical Director at the Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures. The first of four sessions to be announced is ‘Working in a Multidisciplinary World in collaboration with the British Ecological Society’, which will provide participants with a toolkit of interdisciplinary skills.
 
Further sessions will be announced in the coming weeks – register to attend to be notified.

Banner Photo: Rob Fraser / somewhere-nowhere.com


Climate Acts: Write Now Berlin Playwriting Workshops

Climate Acts: Write Now Berlin: Plays about people and communities that are affected by climate change

We all sometimes find it difficult to describe our work and its implications; to know when we need more evidence, and when we need to make more of what we already have; to engage our audiences and inspire problem-solving.

Learning about the process of writing a play can help us overcome such difficulties by enabling us to discover narratives hidden in our evidence. This is why we feature theatre news. This month, we want to let you know of an online playwrighting workshop that is open to everyone. 

In the words of Secil Honeywill, who is organising Climate Acts Now: 

“More and more, experts agree that facts don’t change minds: emotions do. To create that emotional connection, we need to tell the human stories behind every data point.

Our aim is to write short plays about people and communities affected by climate change to encourage a more empowering conversation instead of a demoralising one.”
 
Workshops are online, between 10 am and 12 pm (UK time) on the 3rd Sunday of the month and are pay as you can.
 
No prior experience is necessary. The workshops will be packed with exercises to strengthen your writing skills, go through the elements of writing a play, share ideas and get inspired by fellow participants. 
 
Click here to sign up
 
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