Driving nature up the agenda

23 Nov 2016


Researchers at UEA, Exeter University and James Hutton Institute have identified a set of key ‘sticking points’ that they believe inhibit consideration of the natural environment in decision-making.

The 6 page briefing released last week provides ideas for how to overcome these barriers. These include tailoring the language used according to the audience involved, the creation of knowledge networks and the use of political ‘windows of opportunity’ such as flood incidents to get messages across. The work draws on findings from the UK National Ecosystem Assessment and the Scottish Government Strategic Research Programme 2011-16, as well as more recent research undertaken by the organisations involved.

You can find the briefing here http://www.hutton.ac.uk/sites/default/files/files/projects/StickingPoints_to_Embedding_EcosystemK.pdf