Latest Briefing in Sustainability and Communities for 2015

Sticking points - implications for environmental management

There are many new approaches to improve environmental management practices and projects, such as the Ecosystem Approach. However, attempts to implement these new ideas are often frustrating and may not achieve all of their aspirations. Understanding why can help to improve the outcomes of environmental management. One reason why projects get stuck and fail to deliver all they set out to do is, quite simply, that these projects are trying to do something new. This briefing highlights the importance of understanding how different types of legacy effect can create ‘sticking points’ that shape our new projects and efforts to improve environmental management.

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Published on 21 August 2015 in Sustainability and Communities

Briefings in Sustainability and Communities for 2015

Assessing Long-term Resilience Within the Potato Supply Chain

There is growing concern that food systems should be more resilient to a variety of shocks (e.g., economic, originating from climate change). Read more

Published on 19 March 2015 in Sustainability and Communities

Changing Farm Biosecurity Practices

The Scottish Government policy on disease control is that prevention is better than cure, however in practice this can be difficult to achieve. Read more

Published on 10 February 2015 in Sustainability and Communities , Ecosystems and biodiversity , Food, health and wellbeing