Call for evidence: Environmental Evidence for the Future Initiative

Closing date for responses 23:59 on 4 December 2017

NERC is seeking input from the community to articulate the key knowledge gaps and evidence needs pertaining to a set of future environmental policy and practice challenges, developed as part of the Environmental Evidence for the Future (EEF) initiative.

EEF is a new programme of activity, led by NERC and supported by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), that will pave the way to addressing the crucial medium to long-term challenges and exciting opportunities that present from the UK leaving the European Union (EU). It will include optimising sustainable environmental management and ensuring the resilience of our ecosystems and the quality of our environment.

A series of UK-wide workshops were held with the policy and practice community (along with leading academic, business and third sector voices) to define future environmental evidence challenges in light of the UK leaving the EU. Sixty-five challenges were identified and NERC is now seeking the input of the wider environmental science community to:

  • validate these challenges
  • begin to outline broad areas of research and translation activities that have the potential to meet the required future evidence needs.

Your input will inform the scope of a proposal for a future large-scale transformative programme that will look to address priority future research and innovation needs.

Please submit your evidence using the online tool (link expired) by 23:59 on 4 December 2017.

Find out more about the EEF initiative and challenge setting workshops (see the resources section).