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Synthesising environmental evidence to inform policy challenges

The Environmental Evidence for the Future (EEF) Initiative funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council emerged from the need to build on and strengthen the environmental evidence base in the long-term, by working in close collaboration with relevant UK policy makers and agencies to identify and define crucial environmental policy challenges. Priority challenges were listed through a series of stakeholder workshops and consultations, and responses also indicated that there was a need to undertake a synthesis of existing knowledge. This article collection contains the first systematic evidence maps conducted under this programme in response to the stakeholder challenges.



Articles 

  1. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is predicted to become the leading cause of death by 2050 with antibiotic resistance being an important component. Anthropogenic pollution introduces antibiotic resistant bacteri...

    Authors: Isobel Catherine Stanton, Alison Bethel, Anne Frances Clare Leonard, William Hugo Gaze and Ruth Garside
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2022 11:8
  2. Anthropogenic degradation of marine ecosystems is widely accepted as a major social-ecological problem. The growing urgency to manage marine ecosystems more effectively has led to increasing application of spa...

    Authors: Bethan C. O’Leary, Joshua P. Copping, Nibedita Mukherjee, Sandra L. Dorning, Bryce D. Stewart, Emma McKinley, Prue F. E. Addison, Chris Williams, Griffin Carpenter, David Righton and Katherine L. Yates
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2021 10:13
  3. The concept of nature-based solutions (NBS) has evolved as an umbrella concept to describe approaches to learning from and using nature to create sustainable socio-ecological systems. Furthermore, NBS often ad...

    Authors: Jan Dick, Jonathan Carruthers-Jones, Steve Carver, Anne J. Dobel and James D. Miller
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2020 9:25
  4. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a public health crisis that is predicted to cause 10 million deaths per year by 2050. The environment has been implicated as a reservoir of AMR and is suggested to play a role...

    Authors: Isobel C. Stanton, Alison Bethel, Anne F. C. Leonard, William H. Gaze and Ruth Garside
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2020 9:12
  5. Natural flood management (NFM) measures seek to protect, enhance, emulate, or restore the natural function of rivers as part of approaches to flood risk management (FRM). While there is agreement in both acade...

    Authors: Angela Connelly, Andrew Snow, Jeremy Carter and Rachel Lauwerijssen
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2020 9:11
  6. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a vital step in limiting climate change and meeting the goals outlined in the COP 21 Paris Agreement of 2015. Studies have suggested that agriculture accounts for around 11...

    Authors: Alexandra M. Collins, Neal R. Haddaway, Biljana Macura, James Thomas, Nicola Randall, Jessica J. Taylor, Steve Cooke and Alyssa Gilbert
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2019 8:38
  7. The concept of Nature-based Solutions (NBS) has evolved as an umbrella concept embracing concepts such as Green/Blue/Nature Infrastructure, Ecosystem Approach, Ecosystem Services, but at their core, they clust...

    Authors: Jan Dick, James D. Miller, Jonathan Carruthers-Jones, Anne J. Dobel, Steve Carver, Angus Garbutt, Alison Hester, Rosie Hails, Victoria Magreehan and Melina Quinn
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2019 8:37
  8. Anthropogenic degradation of marine ecosystems is widely accepted as a major social-ecological problem. The growing urgency to better manage marine ecosystems has led to the increasing application of ‘spatial ...

    Authors: Bethan C. O’Leary, Bryce D. Stewart, Emma McKinley, Prue F. E. Addison, Chris Williams, Griffin Carpenter, David Righton and Katherine L. Yates
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2019 8:34