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Fighting poverty with forest protection

08 July 2014

Research on ecosystem services for poverty alleviation (espa) in the amazon has led to a new framework for policy analysis which could be applied to several tropical countries, including some of the w...

IPCC report: "Climate change is already happening"

01 April 2014

It’s the "most comprehensive assessment to date" of the impacts of climate change. Esrc-funded researchers have contributed to the latest report from un's intergovernmental panel on climate change (...

Growing the green economy

03 March 2014

Economic growth in its current form is unsustainable, argues the bestseller prosperity without growth. Following publication, the book has brought a deeper understanding of the basis of prosperity to...

Wind power and the cost to your home

17 February 2014

New research into the impact of wind farms carried out by professor stephen gibbons at the esrc-funded spatial economics research centre is the first to demonstrate a link between wind farm visibility...

Making money grow on trees

19 November 2013

The espa-funded mikoko pamoja carbon credit project aims to generate â£7,500 a year for villages in kenya's gazi bay - by preserving mangrove swamps and selling carbon credits to business

Tackling poverty at ground level

28 October 2013

The espa project alternative carbon investments in ecosystems for poverty alleviation (alter) brings together an international multi-disciplinary team of researchers to focus on soil degradation and i...

Home improvement - best time for energy efficiency

18 October 2013

Homeowners planning to renovate their kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces are an untapped market for energy efficiency service providers, according to a new report from the esrc-funded uk energy re...

Climate change downgrade in the recession

20 August 2013

As we enter climate week, poll results have revealed that public concern about environmental issues and climate change has sunk to a 20-year low since the beginning of the global financial crisis

Public support for energy transformation

16 July 2013

There is widespread public support for a cleaner, fairer and more efficient production and provision of energy in the uk, according to research from the esrc-supported uk energy research centre

Land management at the roll of a dice

04 July 2013

Rufopoly, a board game exploring land use management, has proved an unexpected hit with students, planning professionals, policymakers and decision-makers

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