November 2021 newsletter

In this month's newsletter:

  • Present at UKNEE envecon 2022 - submit your abstract or session proposal by Jan 4th
  • Cholderton Estate Reaches Young Foundation Climate Cup Finals 
  • Facilitating Natural Capital Investment - our work with Finance Earth for NatureScot

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UKNEE envecon 2022 – submit your abstracts and session proposals


envecon 2022 topics: Tools of Environmental Economics: Economic Valuation, Economic Appraisal, Economic Instruments. Economic Sectors/Environmnetal Topics: Energy, Water and wastewater management, Transport, Agriculture, Marine Environment, Green Infrastructure and urban life. Horizontal themes: Natural Capital, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Green finance, Behavioural Economics, Covid19 pandemic & the environment


The UK Network for Environmental Economists (UKNEE) is calling for submissions of abstracts or session proposals for envecon 2022, UKNEE's annual environmental economics conference, which will take place on Friday 18th March. Save the date!

UKNEE is seeking 2-page abstracts of academically rigorous work that has direct implications for practitioners. Abstracts should convey the theory tested, results, and their practical implications. Topics of particular interest can be seen in the image above.
You can also get in touch if you’d like to organise a panel or papers session around a particular topic. One such session that has already been announced will be led jointly by UKNEE and the British Ecological Society and will focus on engaging in multidisciplinary work to produce and communicate research.
Please submit your abstracts or session proposals by 4th January by emailing

Cholderton Estate reaches the Young Foundation Climate Challenge Cup Final 




Cholderton Estate was showcased at COP-26 as a finalist of the first ever Young Foundation Climate Challenge Cup. The estate, on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border, was selected for the final due to its innovative regenerative farming system.

We prepared a natural capital account for the estate through a Defra Environmental Land Management Scheme Test & Trial project. We were able to demonstrate the benefits their system provides to nature and to identify areas for further improvement.

Cholderton Estate uses a 10-year rotation cycle, cultivates woodland and hedgerows, and uses nutrient fixing seed mixes to achieve plentiful food production without the use of any inorganic nitrogenous fertilizer or pesticides. Instead of degrading soil, releasing carbon, polluting waterways, and diminishing biodiversity, the Cholderton system actively increases the fertility, water holding capacity, and carbon sequestration of the soil while sustaining over 1500 species of plants and animals.

For more information on Cholderton Estate, we recommend this film (with a guest appearance from our Natural Capital Accountant, Duncan Royle).

Facilitating Local Natural Capital investment in the Scottish Borders: Our work with Finance Earth for NatureScot


the coastline at St Abbs, Scotland


NatureScot have recently released a report, written by eftec in cooperation with Finance Earth, for their Facilitating Local Natural Capital Investment Initiative.

We prepared a characterisation report on the state of natural capital in the Scottish Borders Council area (selected as the pilot for this project) to help understand the current state of natural capital in the area and identify key opportunities and priorities for investment in the region.

To access the full report, including a summary of its main findings, click here.