Environmental Links & Resources
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)
is the UK Parliament's in-house source of short briefing notes which aim to provide independent, balanced and accessible analysis of public policy issues related to science and technology. Recent publications under the theme of Environment and Energy include: Ecosystem Service Valuation (Number 378 May 2011)
Sustainable Development Research Network
The Sustainable Development Research Network (SDRN) aims to contribute to sustainable development in the UK by encouraging the better use of evidence and research in policy-making. Membership of SDRN is free and open to all.
The ENDS Report is a subsription only source of environmental intelligence for professionals; delivering news, analysis and reference across the carbon, environmental and sustainability agenda.
State of the Environment Report July 2011
The State of the Environment report presents data on the indicators that monitor progress against the Welsh Government’s Environment Strategy. The full set of data, analysis, and notes on all of the indicators are available through the StatsWales website. On StatsWales, the indicators are presented in a series of online reports which are also linked to data tables which users can then manipulate and/or download.
The statistics come from a range of sources in Wales and across the UK, which are updated at different times and intervals. The StatsWales are updated once a year in July.
The Research Service
The Research Service provides confidential and impartial research support to the Assembly's scrutiny and legislation committees, and to all 60 individual Assembly Members and their staff.
The Research Service consists of:
three research teams providing specialist advice on specific areas of policy
a research team providing finance and statistical information
a research team providing advice on the Assembly, the constitution, UK and EU legislation, elections and referendums
a Library providing a full range of reference and information services
- an EU Office in Brussels providing advice, information and assistance on EU issues and support with visit programmes.
For further information see: Research Service Guide
The Research Service produce a range of briefings and information
primarily aimed at Assembly Members but which may also be of interest to
external stakeholders.These are publicly available wherever possible
via the website.
Topic Briefings provide a short introduction to the subject as well as links to key documents.
Key Issues for The Fourth Assembly: Current Topical Publication
UK Environmental Observation Framework (UK-EOF)
The United Kingdom Environmental Observation Framework (UK-EOF) is a 5 year programme established to identify and address the issues surrounding environmental observations made for and by the UK. The first release of the UK-EOF Environmental Observation Activity Catalogue aims to hold information on all of the environmental observations undertaken by or for the UK by public, private or voluntary organisations.
Envirobase (beta) launched to replace the Environmental Research Database
Envirobase is a development of the Environmental Research Database which now includes information about environmental observations collated by the UK Environmental Observation Framework (UK-EOF) and LWEC accredited work.
The Environmental Research Database has now been combined with the UK-EOF's database to form Envirobase, a single repository for information on both research and observation activities. We have also added information about the (currently 67) programmes and activities which have been officially accredited by the Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) partnership.
The Simple search is text-based and can be used to search the entire database. Almost all of the items in the database have been classified on the ERFF Research Classification Scheme, and the Advanced Search and Custom Search options search these items but not the few recent additions that have not yet been classified. You can also continue to use the UK-EOF Catalogue for information on observation work alone.
Report from UK-Environment Observation Framework Management Group Meeting
Sustainable Development in Government
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for local and regional policymakers
A suite of publications from The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study offer advice and guidance for local and regional policymakers.
Brings together scientists, government, its agencies and NGOs to provide
co-ordinated advice on climate change impacts around our coast and in