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Biodiversity Thematic Issues of ‘Science for Environment Policy’

Environmental policy makers across Europe now have access to a greater wealth of easy-to-read policy relevant scientific information, thanks to Science for Environment Policy’s weekly News Alerts and monthly thematic Issues. To visit the website: (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/research_alert_en.htm)

Science for Environment Policy is a free news alert produced by the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England on behalf of the Directorate-General Environment of the European Commission and sent by e-mail to over 9000 subscribers across Europe. It covers the findings and policy implications of the latest scientific research in easy-to-understand language. A broad range of environmental topics are featured in the weekly issues, including agriculture, air quality, climate change, water and waste, to meet the needs of policy makers at all levels in both the public and private sectors. By popular demand, the service has now been extended to include monthly themed issues. Recent themed issues include Water, Invasive Alien Species and Biodiversity available for download from the Website: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/specialissue_en.html. Forthcoming issues will focus on Climate Change Adaptation and Genetically Modified Organisms. Emma Weitkamp, Managing Editor of the service, said: “Science for Environment Policy provides up-to-date information and acts as an important line of communication between researchers and policy makers. “Thematic Issues bring together current thinking on key environmental policy issues and add significantly to the weekly news alert service.” To subscribe to the service, send an email to sfep@uwe.ac.uk with the message line: 'subscribe-SEP' or visit the news alert website at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/research_alert_en.htm

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