Living With Environmental Change. Mary Barkham LWEC Deputy Director Understanding Society Workshop 27January 2011. The LWEC partnership.
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LWEC Deputy Director
Understanding Society Workshop
Ensure that decision makers in government, business and society have the knowledge, tools and foresight to mitigate, adapt to and benefit from environmental change
LWEC brings together 22 UK organisations funding, undertaking and using environmental research to accelerate the delivery of research on environmental change into policy, business and society
Partnership, coordination, alignment
Natural hazards & humanitarian aid
Biodiversity, environment &health
Joint Weather and Climate Research Programme : NERC, Met Office
National Ecosystem Assessment : Defra, SG, others
Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation : DfID, ESRC, NERC
Behaviour and Risk Centres : ESRC, DEFRA, SG and others…
A 2-year research programme to look at the best ways to help people cut their carbon emissions, involving 22 communities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, led by DECC.
Energy usedata- baseline and historic trends of domestic and non-domestic energy use in buildings in each of the communities.
Socio-economic and environmental behaviour data: a before and after household survey across the communities - to capture information on the wider impacts of the Challenge.
Living With Environmental Change partners
Department of Energy and Climate Change, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Communities and Local Government, Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, Economic & Social Research Council, Welsh Assembly Government, Northern Ireland Executive, plus Sciencewise & Cabinet Office Office for Civil Society Total investment: £11 millionLow Carbon Communities Challenge
A step change in the volume and quality of UK public sector environmental data and information available to users.
Collect once, publish once, use many times
Simple project search
Simple project search – sample search and summary results
Search menu options
Observation Activity Catalogue www.ukeof.org.uk
UKEOF- info on environmental observations taken for or by the UK
Need to broaden to include socio-economic data to take into account the impact and consequences of human behaviour
Need to facilitate the interchange between natural science and socio-economic datasets to address real world issues and promote interdisciplinary approaches
National Travel Survey
Monitor on engagement with natural environment survey
Supermarket shopping data
Land use statistics
UK land cover map
Public health statistics
Hospital Episode Data
ONS Labour Force Survey
DWP data on employment etc
Understanding Society: UK Longitudinal Household Survey
Building communities of practice
Workshops to discuss datasets by social and natural scientists to look at access and potential use
Adding socio-economic metadata to UKEOF catalogue with links to data repositories
Written guidance to help users understand the value of joining data sets and provide examples of analyses and applications