November 2020 Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter:

There are advantages to conducting events online: larger numbers, attendees from further afield….but we do miss seeing our team-mates and peers in person!  

Until we can do that, here are three opportunities to stay connected the virtual way:

  • The British Standards Institution – Natural Capital Accounting for Organisations – webinar and public consultation, 10 am, 26 November 2020  
  • Join the Dots Podcast – testing “better evidence leads to better decisions” 
  • envecon2021 – call for abstracts is out, submission by 21 December 2020, and SAVE THE DATE for 19th March 

The British Standards Institution - Natural Capital Accounting for Organisations - webinar and public consultation 

This British Standard will be giving users a good practice guide to preparing natural capital accounts.

BSI WebinarThis one hour webinar, on 26 November, will explain why it is important for organisations to understand, and account for, their impacts and dependencies on natural capital; what is in the standard, and how you can participate in the public consultation that will stay open for 2 months.

The speakers are Ece Ozdemiroglu, our Founding Director and the convenor of the expert working group who prepared the draft standard; Stephanie Hime, Director of Little Blue Research and Pat Snowdon, Head of Economics, Woodland Carbon Code, Scottish Forestry who are members of the panel and Lesley Wilson, Lead Standards Development Manager, BSI.

Participants will gain a unique understanding of the new standard and the opportunity to comment on the draft. 

Click here to register.


Join the Dots podcast

There is an unprecedented aspiration for a cleaner, greener future. There is also an abundance of innovation and information about the environmental impacts of our everyday choices from cleaning the drains to taking the train. But making sense of it all can be a difficult task in itself – even for “experts”.
 Join the Dots Podcast
The Join the Dots podcast, launched in October, unpacks the science and data behind the choices we make in our daily lives – without guilt-tripping listeners into action or selling them anything but making the science relevant, clear and even fun.
 
Hosted by an environmental economist, an environmental scientist and a policy advisor (Ece Ozdemiroglu, Sabine Apitz and Jill Duggan), JTD has so far covered trade-offs in the choices about COVID19 PPE and hygiene products; installing heatpumps to heat our homes; chemicals in air fresheners and access to food in an uncertain world. We are also running a parallel series on Demystifying Expertise – starting with our own Mud Queen.

Check them out and drop them a line with suggestions for topics and if you want to appear as a guest.
www.jointhedotspodcast.com
@Jointhedotspod on twitter
https://www.instagram.com/jointhedotspodcast
or on your favourite podcast provider.


envecon 2021 – call for abstractsenvecon 2021

#envecon2021 will be held as a virtual event. We feel certain that we can deliver an engaging and successful on-line conference and look forward to receiving your submissions. Further detail on the format will be shared shortly. We will ensure that presentations and posters are available in good time so that, when we come together on the day, we can focus on discussion and on learning from each other.

Click here for details!
 
Send your 2-page abstracts to uknee@uknee.org.uk by 21st December 2020.