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The European Environment Agency has been producing a series of ten messages on biodiversity in 2010, the most recent on mountain biodiversity
The messages are useful short asssessments of issues relating to biodiversity, giving snapshots of trends, impacts and prospects.
Defra published a Green Paper consultation entitled "An Invitation to Shape the Nature of England".
This will lead to a White Paper in the spring of 2011. The questions in the paper are extremely broad and read as follows:
Question 1: What do we need to do to embed the true value of our natural resources in decision making at all levels?
Question 2: Have we identified the right overarching challenges for the White Paper to consider?
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport announced its plan to abolish MLA (the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council) by April 2012
Straightforward overview of the use of GM insects for disease control, pest management from POST at http://www.parliament.uk/documents/post/postpn360-gm-insects.pdf
One element of additional interest is a reference to public engagment - with obvious implications for citizen science in the sense of public interaction on the direction and use of research:
Overview from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology on Science in the new Parliament at
Following the June meeting on IPBES in Korea, an outcome document was produced. See
Just as a reminder of the ongoing National Ecosystem Assessment.
This has arisen in part from the example of the Millennium ecosystem
assessment, but with obviously a strong emphasis on the UK and on the
values associated with this country in particular.
Charting Progress 2, an assessment of the state of UK seas, was published by
the UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy community on 21 July. It
reports progress towards achieving the UK vision of clean, healthy, safe,
productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas.