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Evidence-based conservation: more complex than you might think

It is hard to argue with the desire for conservation policy and practice to be based on the best available evidence. Evidence is critical to develop actions and strategies that are more likely to lead to desirable outcomes for people and for nature. It is also important to ensure that precious dollars invested in conservation

Valuing nature projects – six steps to success

Do you work for an environmental NGO or institution and want to assess the value of nature to generate social and political change? Do you think an ecosystem services assessment or natural capital account might help achieve your conservation and sustainable development goals? If so, a new guide produced by the Luc Hoffmann Institute, WWF

A matter of survival – report on water and peace released

Research by the Luc Hoffmann Institute and partners has fed into a report by the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace which reinforces the international framework for promoting water cooperation. The panel was launched in 2015 in Geneva to develop proposals for preventing and resolving water-related conflicts, promoting water for peace-building and endorsing water

Putting the pieces together – holistic knowledge for sustainability

More than 20 years’ experience shows the value of collaboration and the fair distribution of authority in managing interlinked social and ecological systems. Building on this, the scientific community is increasingly turning to ‘knowledge co-production’ – research that engages those responsible for, or who have a stake in a challenge, in generating knowledge to support

Thinking big – scaling up climate change adaptation

The interaction of climate change with other drivers of global change such as urban development and economic growth is aggravating existing risks to social and ecological systems and creating new ones. These risks particularly affect people whose well-being and livelihood depend directly on ecosystems such as oceans, forests and rivers and the services they provide.