Integrated approaches to ecosystem services and energy: Assessing the global and local impacts on ecosystem services of energy provision in the UK

Energy provision in the UK impacts upon ecosystems locally, elsewhere in the UK and globally. The purpose of this project is to assess the local and worldwide effects on Ecosystem Services (ESs) from energy provision in the UK.

The project is focusing on four main types of energy technology, which can be applied across all energy provision sectors and all UK areas. This will enable comparable assessments of the interaction between energy related activities and the delivery of ecosystem services. The methods developed can be used by the energy and associated industries and other stakeholders to be used in future environmental impact assessments.

Our scientists are part of a team of UK scientists in this project, which is carried out as one of the research topics for the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). The research for this project is undertaken as part of UKERC’s Energy & Environment theme, led by PML.


This project has been completed

Key information

Funder: UKERC - UK Energy Research Centre

Project start date: November 2009

Project end date: October 2014

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Dr Nicola Beaumont
Environmental Economist

Other participants

Dr Eleni Papathanasopoulou, Joana Nunes