CEP was commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to undertake a project that would support stakeholders in the Pentland Hills Regional Park to develop a collaborative approach to land use and management. As part of the project, CEP was asked to adopt the ecosystem approach which is a way of working that combines the need to manage nature in terms of dynamic ecosystems whilst involving affected communities and other stakeholders in decision-making.
Learning lessons for evaluating complexity across the nexus
CEP - as a member of CECAN (the Centre for Evaluation of Complexity across the Nexus, based at the University of Surrey - undertook a meta-evaluation study of 23 selected evaluation projects we have undertaken relating to 'Nexus' issues – water, environment, food, energy - over the last 10 years and for a wide variety of clients. The project was an intensive study over 4-5 months (July-November 2016).
Our Bright Future - Big Lottery funded programme evaluation
CEP, with partners Economic Research Services (ERS), were commissioned in September 2016 to undertaking the evaluation of the Our Bright Future Programme. The Our Bright Future Programme is a five-year programme (2016 – 2021) which aims to empower young people to lead progressive change in their communities and local environment.
Tipping points and planetary boundaries - operationalising at the EU scale
CEP was commissioned by EEA in 2015 (European Environment Agency) to provide technical support in relation to tipping points in ecosystems with a focus on well-established European case studies, and to support work to operationalize “planetary boundary type approaches” with a focus on the boundaries for biosphere integrity and biogeochemical flows.
e-Highway 2050 research pproject
The e-Highway2050 project was a 40 month project which started in September 2012, supported by the EU Seventh Framework Programme. It aimed to develop a methodology to support the planning of the Pan-European Transmission Network - i.e. the electricity transmission network to serve the European Union and beyond - to ensure the reliable delivery of existing and potential new sources of renewable electricity as well as supporting the integration of the wider pan-European market.
Catchment-based approach - pilot stage
Cascade Consulting (lead company), CEP, eftec and Yvonne Rees with Prof. Kevin Collins (Open University) and Dr Nigel Watson (University of Lancaster) undertook the evaluation of the pilot phase of Defra's Catchment Based Approach (CaBA). The pilots were part of the UK Government's review of river basin planning (RBP) strategy in the context of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD).
MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF NATURE IMPROVEMENT AREAS: PHASE 2