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The British Council has published a report from the think-tank DEMOS on culture and soft power - Influence and Attraction. It looks at the role of culture in the relationships between countries, including in diplomacy, examines trends and looks at options for development. Missed opportunity in glossing over scientific culture in the mix, but interesting nevertheless.
The second plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-2) is to be held in December 2013 in Antalya. Preparation documents are available for consultation, including a workplan.
A very valuable resource on science advice in government in the UK is available from the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy - report edited by Rob Doubleday and James Wilsdon, previews and seminar media are available on the website
- Current environmental themes: air quality and noise; biodiversity; Climate change mitigation and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; fresh water; marine and maritime.
- Cross cutting themes: climate change impacts; adaptation and vulnerability; ecosystem assessment; environment and health; atmosphere: climate air Interactions; sustainable consumption and production (SCP), resource efficiency and waste; land use; agriculture and forests; energy and transport.