Meeting the Challenges of Environmental Change

CEH Science Strategy 2014-19 front cover

CEH's Science Strategy for 2014-2019 is Meeting the Challenges of Environmental Change [PDF, 0.9mb]

Science Strategy to Delivery

The increasing global population is making ever greater demands on limited natural resources and is driving human-mediated environmental change, including alterations to our climate. Natural hazards remind us of our vulnerability and dependency on the natural and managed environment. The response, a pursuit of security and sustainability, underlines the need for a systems approach to opportunities and threats alike, where a holistic understanding supports improved decision-making for our society, economy and environment.

CEH's Science Strategy 2014-2019 identifies three interdependent, major societal and environmental challenges aligned with NERC's strategy, The Business of the Environment.

  • Securing the Value of Nature
  • Building Resilience to Environmental Hazards
  • Managing Environmental Change

We will deliver our Strategy by Science Areas underpinned by Monitoring & Observation Systems and Environmental Informatics, through Business and Policy Innovation, and Public Engagement. This approach will make CEH researchers and their science more accessible, enabling us to define, develop and deliver integrated research in partnership.

CEH strategy 2014-2019 and structure diagram wheel
Image: CEH science areas and underpinning activities


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CEH Science Strategy 2014-19: Meeting the Challenges of Environmental Change [PDF, 0.8mb]

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