South West Partnership for Environment and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Exeter
Department Name: Politics

Abstract

SWEEP brings together a unique blend of academics, businesses and policymakers to place 'natural capital' - those elements of nature producing value for people - at the heart of regional decision-making and business processes in the South West (SW). Focussing on the Heart of the South West and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) regions, SWEEP will radically transform the extent to which NERC science drives sustainable economic growth, improves policy, decision-making and resilience, delivers value for money and enhances health and wellbeing.

The UK Government has placed sustainable use of natural capital at the centre of its 25 Year Environment Plan (25YEP). With 800km of spectacular coastline and over a quarter of land within National Parks/Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the SW is rich in natural capital. It is particularly reliant on these natural assets and the ecosystem services deriving from them to power economic growth, attracting more domestic tourists and with higher employment in direct natural capital usage (e.g. agriculture, fisheries) than any other UK region. However, there is also more potential for natural capital-led economic growth; productivity is low, with Gross Value Added 20% below national average and the lowest mean incomes nationally. Heavy reliance on natural capital also brings economic vulnerability and challenges from increasing occurrences of storms, flooding, degradation and pollution that damage that capital and limit economic growth.

SWEEP and its business and policy partners have co-designed a work programme utilising NERC-funded research to develop an integrated, cross-sectoral, 'whole system' approach to natural capital-led growth. The region's natural assets are inextricably linked, so traditional decision-making focussing on one sector at a time can result in unintended negative consequences for others. For example agricultural subsidies can lead to. contaminants from land bordering rivers lowering downstream water quality, affecting aquaculture, fisheries, tourism and health. SWEEP will address these problems, realising the benefits of integrated, whole system decision making through five interwoven 'Impact Themes', aiming to: 1) co-build tools to help business and government understand both the economic and environmental consequences of decisions; and 2) co-develop new business opportunities and natural capital markets giving both private and public sector organisations the means and incentive to improve nature's services, reducing their costs and risk exposure and improving their benefits.

With partners we have developed an initial set of 'Impact Cases', each addressing one or more Impact Themes, which will commence at the outset for rapid delivery of impact. They include development of new tools for natural hazard prediction and evaluation of economic/social benefits of enhancing natural capital. Careful integration across these Cases will demonstrate how the SW's high dependence on its natural environment can provide unprecedented opportunities to deliver transformative economic benefits.

The SWEEP consortium brings together a uniquely strong mix of environmental scientists, economists, social and health scientists. A team of 'Impact Fellows' will be embedded with partners to deliver the Impact Cases and scope new SWEEP activities. Partners will be integral to design, management and delivery, ensuring that all activities are aligned with user needs and fully integrated, maximising return on NERC's investment. Further value comes from alignment with the new 'Pioneers', which will be exemplars for the Government's 25YEP. Of only five 'Pioneers' nationally, two will be in the SW, providing the only integrated terrestrial-marine testbed for the 25 YEP. By working with the business and policy institutions involved in the Pioneers, SWEEP will act as a national flagship for environment-led regional growth.

Planned Impact

Many businesses and public sector organisations in the South West have a clear appreciation of the importance of the region's natural capital, in terms of regional socio-economic prosperity and well-being; both directly as derived business benefit, but also indirectly in terms of quality of life and well-being. Developing tools, processes and systems that support better accountability and valuation of the region's natural capital has been identified by many as a key requirement in bringing natural capital to the heart of public and private sector decision making.

SWEEP's five interlinked Impact Themes seek to create new business opportunities from better understanding of environmental processes, new natural capital markets to benefit the private and public sectors, and tools that can support and empower decision makers to better understand the environmental consequences of the decisions they make. Our 'systems-based' approach seeks to create new opportunities for the public and private sectors in delivering multifunctional outcomes that benefit both the economy and the environment.

In co-developing this proposal, SWEEP has engaged a wide range of public and private sector partners and will extend this process over the next five years. As a direct result of business engagement with the co-design process, SWEEP has already raised £11M of support from its partners, and will influence £225M of investment and resource asset value over the first three years of the Programme; a sum which is expected to rise to around £375M over the entire ESIP funding period. This depth of engagement will provide an excellent basis for developing a self-sustaining consortium which will transfer impact to beneficiaries nationally and provide a world-leading exemplar for placing science at the heart of natural capital-led growth.

Although SWEEP's Impact Themes will operate across a wide range of sectors, three broad groups of beneficiaries can be identified: businesses and business-supt organisations; policymakers, regulators and advisory groups; and third sector groups including charities, environmental and community groups. We have engaged a wide set of organisations from each of these groups which we expect to work with over the course of the Programme (see Beneficiaries section for details).

Work under Impact Theme 1 will benefit all sectors listed above, reducing risks and associated damage costs from natural hazards such as inland flooding and coastal storm surges; and boosting the health and tourism benefits of greenspace. Impact Theme 2 improves the efficiency and impact of public spending, which in turn generates employment, economic and environmental benefits both to wider society and the business community. Impact Theme 3 benefits the water industry and customers in terms of lower treatment and supply costs and provides both private and public sectors bodies with new markets for delivering improvements to natural capital. Impact Theme 4 provides tools for guiding decision-making across the marine, farming and urban planning sectors to reverse environmental degradation, stimulate growth and improve wellbeing. Finally, Impact Theme 5 adds value to all previous collaborations by collating advances from all other Impact Themes and combining these to realise the benefits of integrated natural capital thinking and decision making across the private, public and third sectors.
 
Description This aim of this award is to achieve non-academic impact from NERC-funded research. Examples of developing impact are: SWEEP work on wave forecasting has produced a model which the RNLI anticipates could enable them to find missing people more quickly and the EA is interested in for provision of flood warnings in coastal areas. A Marine Natural Capital Geodatabase is being created for Natural England. In collaboration with SWW, we will shortly be piloting the use of drones to detect water leaks, aiming to reduce water loss and operational costs and transferring expertise to the Company. Work with Dartmoor and Exmoor National Park Authorities is exploring the use of natural capital-based approaches to enhance management of Park assets and to understand the likely impacts of increased development around the perimeter of Dartmoor National Park and how it might be mitigated. SWEEP is facilitating both the Marine and Landscape Pioneers in North Devon, for example by developing natural capital assessment tools and approaches for marine management, and working with farmers in the area to co-develop innovative agrienvironment schemes for the Pioneer to pilot. The SWEEP project on sustainable drainage (SuDS) held a very successful kick-off meeting with stakeholders, who were enthusiastic about the potential of this work to bring a more strategic and innovative approach to SuDS implementation. We have been working closely with South West Water on their catchment management business cases for Price Review 2019 for Ofwat approval, contributing to building the supporting evidence base to facilitate schemes such as peatland restoration and farm management to reduce risks of pollution, improve water quality and bring multiple additional ecosystem service benefits identification of new areas of the business for application of drone technology, hence influencing £25m of potential investment in natural-capital based approaches. SWEEP is supporting Cornwall's Environmental Growth Strategy (EGS) by delivering a 'dashboard' of region-wide natural capital indicators to monitor strategy and a mapping platform to support strategic planning and decision-making; and developing a toolkit to support the recently-started ESIF-funded Environmental Growth for Business (EG4B) project with business assists to deliver environmental economic growth.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Geodatabase for the N Devon Marine Pioneer to support the development of a Natural Capital Decision Support Tool
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Industrial Innovatoin Fellowship
Amount £376,131 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R013748/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 06/2021
 
Description Natural Environment Valuation Online (NEVO)
Amount £86,906 (GBP)
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 11/2017
 
Description Natural capital decision making tool
Amount £380,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description The development of an ecosystem service assessment as a component of the WWF led UK SEAS programme sustainable finance workstream
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation World Wide Fund for Nature 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Switzerland
Start  
 
Description Woodland Valuation Tool
Amount £18,267 (GBP)
Organisation Forestry Commission 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Leak Detection 
Organisation South West Water Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Working with Andrew Pennington and Brendon Teague from South West Water covering the following topics: - what SWW's own thermal camera can and cannot be used for. It is of a lower specification than the sensor procured for this project and is unlikely to be of direct use to this work in the future. - What is the capacity of the drone thermal imaging system to observe leaks i.e. during drone flights? This is limited and led to a better understanding of the methodology we are delivering in this project with SWW. - Producing a flight method statement for external land owners, specifically the Duchy of Cornwall. This also highlighted the need for having Karen Anderson and David Luscombe licensed for aerial work under the CAA scheme. This would improve he ease of accessing land owned by partners and the external perception of the project to partners. - Further project planning of operational surveys and discussing further meetings with SWW.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time, technical expertise, data and licensing.
Impact Early stage in operationalising the technology and technique with SWW. Completion of the bespoke sensor network for the validation of the thermal data acquired via the drone flights.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Mainstreaming Environmental Growth 
Organisation Cornwall Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution EG4B Core partner meetings 5th December to 18th Jan 2018: - Update on project progress to date (SWEEP EG4B toolkit). Integration with other partner activities. - Presentation of SWEEP EG4B toolkit. Discussion and agreement of approach and way forward. A draft version of the toolkit will be completed after further feedback is received so as to commission a pilot with 5-7 SMEs in February/March 2018. Final toolkit completed by June 2018. - MEG Management meeting with Cornwall Council - Cornwall Councillor training day on green infrastructure with TCPA & INTERREG Perfect project members - Cornwall Green Infrastructure & GIS project integration meeting. Work & resources of Council GIS team explained, Martin Moss of Natural England discussed need for simpler natural capital tools to facilitate uptake. Group kept informed of MEG brief, progress and demos
Collaborator Contribution Advice, steering, identification of data and resources, partner and business assist identification.
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2017
 
Description Managing Green Space 
Organisation Cornwall Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution November 2017: SWEEP gave keynote speech at Cornwall Pollinator Action Plan Workshop, hosted by Cornwall Council in Camborne. This had an audience of around 40 Council employees and contractors working on the green space and Council farms around Cornwall to discuss and negotiate the key goals of the new Cornwall Pollinator Action Plan. Ideal opportunity to connect with stakeholders actually managing the majority of Council green space in Cornwall. Nov 2017 - Jan 2018: SWEEP has been holding interactive workshops with farmers, the NFU, FWAG and Natural England on the BeeSteward project, to develop a user friendly interface for the BeeSteward modelling tool, providing farmers and their advisors with visualisations of how their management practices affect pollinators.
Collaborator Contribution Very early but guidance, parter details and management, identification of key resources and data.
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2017
 
Description Managing Green Space 
Organisation Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership
PI Contribution November 2017: SWEEP gave keynote speech at Cornwall Pollinator Action Plan Workshop, hosted by Cornwall Council in Camborne. This had an audience of around 40 Council employees and contractors working on the green space and Council farms around Cornwall to discuss and negotiate the key goals of the new Cornwall Pollinator Action Plan. Ideal opportunity to connect with stakeholders actually managing the majority of Council green space in Cornwall. Nov 2017 - Jan 2018: SWEEP has been holding interactive workshops with farmers, the NFU, FWAG and Natural England on the BeeSteward project, to develop a user friendly interface for the BeeSteward modelling tool, providing farmers and their advisors with visualisations of how their management practices affect pollinators.
Collaborator Contribution Very early but guidance, parter details and management, identification of key resources and data.
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2017
 
Description Managing Green Space 
Organisation Kier Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution November 2017: SWEEP gave keynote speech at Cornwall Pollinator Action Plan Workshop, hosted by Cornwall Council in Camborne. This had an audience of around 40 Council employees and contractors working on the green space and Council farms around Cornwall to discuss and negotiate the key goals of the new Cornwall Pollinator Action Plan. Ideal opportunity to connect with stakeholders actually managing the majority of Council green space in Cornwall. Nov 2017 - Jan 2018: SWEEP has been holding interactive workshops with farmers, the NFU, FWAG and Natural England on the BeeSteward project, to develop a user friendly interface for the BeeSteward modelling tool, providing farmers and their advisors with visualisations of how their management practices affect pollinators.
Collaborator Contribution Very early but guidance, parter details and management, identification of key resources and data.
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2017
 
Description Managing Green Space 
Organisation Riviera Produce Ltd
PI Contribution November 2017: SWEEP gave keynote speech at Cornwall Pollinator Action Plan Workshop, hosted by Cornwall Council in Camborne. This had an audience of around 40 Council employees and contractors working on the green space and Council farms around Cornwall to discuss and negotiate the key goals of the new Cornwall Pollinator Action Plan. Ideal opportunity to connect with stakeholders actually managing the majority of Council green space in Cornwall. Nov 2017 - Jan 2018: SWEEP has been holding interactive workshops with farmers, the NFU, FWAG and Natural England on the BeeSteward project, to develop a user friendly interface for the BeeSteward modelling tool, providing farmers and their advisors with visualisations of how their management practices affect pollinators.
Collaborator Contribution Very early but guidance, parter details and management, identification of key resources and data.
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2017
 
Description Marine Planning 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Department Marine Management Organisation (MMO)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution - Meetings with various MMO staff to establish communication channels. - Critical review of MMO evidence requirements to identify alignment with PML data resources, focusing on Planning and Licensing needs. This will establish some foundations for a workshop (i.e. identify PML science participation). - Critical review of East Plan and supporting documentation underway.
Collaborator Contribution Identification of priorities for collaboration: Review of MMO evidence requirements and alignment with PML resources (update: this has been done and forwarded to the MMO Jan 2018). A meeting at the MMO Plymouth office took place in February 2018 to discuss areas for development. A series of subsequent focused meetings around specific themes suggested (e.g. evidence for climate change impacts/eutrophication/changes in water quality) in addition to a workshop (to be hosted by PML).
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2017
 
Description National Park Natural Capital 
Organisation Dartmoor National Park Authority
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Five stakeholder meetings and workshops between December 2017 and February 2018. This included with farmers, national park staff, and members.
Collaborator Contribution Advice, commentary, and recommendations for data and model development.
Impact Ongoing plans to develop agri-environment payment schemes and other outputs.
Start Year 2017
 
Description National Park Natural Capital 
Organisation Exmoor National Park Authority
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Five stakeholder meetings and workshops between December 2017 and February 2018. This included with farmers, national park staff, and members.
Collaborator Contribution Advice, commentary, and recommendations for data and model development.
Impact Ongoing plans to develop agri-environment payment schemes and other outputs.
Start Year 2017
 
Description North Devon Biosphere 
Organisation North Devon Biosphere Service
PI Contribution Farming Futures A meeting was held between SWEEP, Natural England and the North Devon Biosphere project on the 1st December to discuss the Farming Futures strand of this project, particularly the farmer engagement plan and partners' requirements for this work. Outcomes from that meeting were: - Natural England shared her aims of the project, and stated she would like a trial ready for 2019. - partners are keen that the North Devon Biosphere forest policy framework is adopted, including knowledge share, land connectivity and flood attenuation provision. - an engagement plan with farmers for the next year was agreed by the group. Saltmarsh and integrated land-sea modelling projects - SWEEP met with a number of stakeholders and project partners to discuss project priorities, potential data sources and methods and shared research agendas.
Collaborator Contribution Advice; steering; identification of resources, data and other partners. Priority setting and work planning.
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2017
 
Description Stakeholder workshop - natural capital decision support tool 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Department Marine Management Organisation (MMO)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Seven workshops and meeting between 20th November and 7th December exploring options for incorporating natural capital approaches into decision making, as the foundation ofor co-development of the natural capital support tool.
Collaborator Contribution Advice and recommendations for example the best tools and outputs for maximising impact (e.g. North Devon Local Plan)
Impact Ongoing process.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Stakeholder workshop - natural capital decision support tool 
Organisation Devon & Severn Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority
PI Contribution Seven workshops and meeting between 20th November and 7th December exploring options for incorporating natural capital approaches into decision making, as the foundation ofor co-development of the natural capital support tool.
Collaborator Contribution Advice and recommendations for example the best tools and outputs for maximising impact (e.g. North Devon Local Plan)
Impact Ongoing process.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Stakeholder workshop - natural capital decision support tool 
Organisation Natural England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Seven workshops and meeting between 20th November and 7th December exploring options for incorporating natural capital approaches into decision making, as the foundation ofor co-development of the natural capital support tool.
Collaborator Contribution Advice and recommendations for example the best tools and outputs for maximising impact (e.g. North Devon Local Plan)
Impact Ongoing process.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Stakeholder workshop - natural capital decision support tool 
Organisation North Devon Biosphere Service
PI Contribution Seven workshops and meeting between 20th November and 7th December exploring options for incorporating natural capital approaches into decision making, as the foundation ofor co-development of the natural capital support tool.
Collaborator Contribution Advice and recommendations for example the best tools and outputs for maximising impact (e.g. North Devon Local Plan)
Impact Ongoing process.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Sustainable Drainage 
Organisation Pell Frischmann
PI Contribution - Joint appointment of an Impact Fellow Impact Fellow November 2017; 50% FTE on the project with the remaining 50% spent working as Graduate Hydraulic Modeller in the Catchment Management Team at Pell Frischmann Engineering Consultants in Exeter. - Detailed assessment of the existing SWAT tool - Undertook a critical assessment of Pell Frischmann's existing spreadsheet based tool (Surface Water Analysis Tool SWAT) used in prioritising areas for surface water separation from the foul/combined sewer system. - Review of Case Study Catchments - First Meeting with key project partners 1st December 2017: NERC; Pell Frischmann Consulting Engineers; South West Water; Westcountry Rivers Trust; East Devon District Council; Torbay Council; Exeter City Council
Collaborator Contribution Advice, project steering, provision of data and model refinement expertise.
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2017
 
Description Wave Forecasting model with the Met Office 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Meeting with Met Office regarding model performance and future sharing of data for mutual validation Met with EA at Chesil to discuss project and applications for Chiswell where they experience significant flooding events which has a big impact on local residents.
Collaborator Contribution Meeting with Met Office regarding model performance and future sharing of data for mutual validation Met with EA at Chesil to discuss project and applications for Chiswell where they experience significant flooding events which has a big impact on local residents.
Impact Ongoing model testing
Start Year 2017
 
Description Whole Catchment Water Management 
Organisation South West Water Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have continued to work on catchment management business cases for South West Water (SWW). As reported previously, these are being prepared as part of PR19 (Price Review 2019), where SWW have to get their business plans and pricing for 2020-2025 approved by Ofwat. We are working on three types of business case: 1) new DrWPA (Drinking Water Protected Area) schemes 2) proposed investigations to identify sources of water quality issues in DrWPAs and 3) business as usual/Upstream Thinking schemes that involve continuation of current/PR14 catchment management programmes. We have undertaken further mapping for SWW for PR19. e.g. To identify the spatial relationship between catchments, water quality issues, conservation sites (e.g. SSSIs) and SWW assets (e.g. water treatment works). A consultancy (WRc) are undertaking water quality modelling to support PR19 planning.
Collaborator Contribution We have engaged with many of our partners. We have been liaising frequently with SWW to discuss the business plans and obtain feedback/guidance on how to develop these. We have attended other meetings to assist with PR19. For example: Meeting on 20th Dec with South West Water, Westcountry Rivers Trust, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and WRc to formulate a plan for the modelling work to be undertaken by WRc. Meeting on 18th Jan at which many partners were represented (SWW, WRT, DWT, CWT). Outcome: as a group, we devised a plan for how to assist WRc in the modelling they will undertake.SWEEP attended to discuss natural capital accounting (for PR19). Outcome: partners will be supplying information to assist in this. Meeting on 23rd Jan with SWEEP and SWW to discuss how we can provide further case studies to support PR19. Outcome: following this, we created a template to be used by our group to summarise their case studies.
Impact PR19 submission for SWW
Start Year 2017
 
Description A new deal for the UK countryside: Recommendations for a post-Brexit agricultural policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited presentation to the Conservative Party Conference 2017, Bright Blue event "Green and pleasant land: the countryside after Brexit", Central Convention Complex, Manchester, 1st October 2017 (alongside presentations from: Thérèse Coffey MP, Minister for the Environment and Rural Life Opportunities; Ross Murray, President of the Countryside Landowners Association (CLA); and Rebecca Speight, CEO of the Woodland Trust).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Can Economics Save the Environment? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Global Conversation, Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia, 29th May 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Identifying potential tipping points in the benefits derived from the UK's land ecosystems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2017, John McIntyre Centre, Edinburgh, 18th - 19th October
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Integrating trade-offs and synergies into land use decision making 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote presentation to the OECD Workshop: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Agriculture: Towards Coherent Approaches, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Launch of Fifth NCC annual report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ian Bateman participation in launch of the fifth NCC annual report, Nobel House, London - 1st March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MOOC on Ecosystem Services: A Method for Sustainable Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact At the University of Geneva, the Geneva Water Hub, the Luc Hoffmann Institute and the Natural Capital Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.coursera.org/learn/ecosystem-services
 
Description NAB keen to value 'natural capital' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Gregg Borschmann (2017) NAB keen to value 'natural capital', Interview with Ian Bateman on ABC Australia, 14th June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/nab-keen-to-value-natural-capital/8616260
 
Description NCC Environment Group meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meetings between the NCC Environment Group including Ian Bateman and the Secretary for State for the Environment to discuss the 25 Year Plan for the Environment - 24th Jan and 28th Feb 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NERC Westminster Reception 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact SWEEP participation in NERC Westminster Reception, House of Commons, Westminster, London, 16th October 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description National Parks for the Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presentation at the National Parks UK Conference, South Downs National Park, Goodwood
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Natural Capital Committee potential advice regarding the 25 Year Environment Plan: Some speculations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to Natural Resources Wales, University of Exeter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Natural Environment Panel Discussion (panel member) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation at 'Science for Defra: Excellence in the application of evidence', The Royal Society, London, 29th - 30th March
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Natural Environment Valuation Online (NEVO): A web-based tool for natural capital management and investment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to Defra, London, 21st September
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Natural capital and the 25 Year Environment Plan: Some speculations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented to the UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), Head Office, Peterborough
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Natural capital: Economic growth through environmental improvement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Economic Partnership (SWLEP) Rural Economy Sector Group, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, Langford Lakes Visitor Centre, Steeple Langford,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Post-Brexit agricultural policy discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ian Bateman meeting with the Secretary of State for the Environment to discuss the 25 Year Plan for the Environment and post-Brexit agricultural policy on 22nd January.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Recommendations for a post-Brexit agricultural policy: A fair deal for farming and forestry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation at 'Putting down new roots: woods, trees and the post-CAP landscape', Woodland Trust event Hosted by Neil Parish MP, Members' Dining Room, House of Commons
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SWEEP National Parks presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presentation at the 'Natural Capital approaches in Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks' workshop, Dartmoor National Park, Parke, Bovey Tracey
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Valuing Natural Capital for Decision-Makers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presentation at 'Exmoor's Natural Capital', The Annual Spring Conference of The Exmoor Society and Exmoor National Park Authority, Dulverton, 7th April
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017