Why did we need a NEA for the UK?
What has the UK NEA achieved?
What were the objectives of the UK NEA?
Key questions of the UK NEA
UK NEA Conceptual Framework
UK NEA reporting structure
Who was involved?
Co-ordinating Lead Authors
Who was involved?
The UK NEA was an inclusive process; many government, academic, NGO and private sector institutions helped to design the assessment, contribute information and analyses, review the preliminary findings, and promote the results.
The scientific analysis was led by two Co-Chairs: Professor Sir Bob Watson, previously Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser, and Professor Steve Albon of the James Hutton Institute.
The design and assessment process was led by an Expert Panel, consisting of 27 of the UK’s leading natural scientists, economists and social scientists.
A User Group, with representatives from government agencies, NGOs and the private sector across the UK, informed the approach and outputs to ensure relevance for different audiences.
A team of Co-ordinating Lead Authors supervised teams of authors writing the chapters for the assessment.
A Client Group, consisting of the organisations that commissioned the UK NEA - Defra (England), the devolved administrations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, together with some of the research councils (Natural Environment Research Council and Economic and Social Research Council) provided guidance and oversight.
An independent Secretariat, provided by the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) co-ordinated the different assessment activities.
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