Marine habitats hold a large amount of carbon. This POSTnote will look at how the carbon cycle might be impacted if these habitats are damaged.
New additions to the work programme
Work on these topics will start in the coming months. To produce POSTnotes, advisers and fellows talk to a variety of stakeholders from industry, government, academia, and the third sector. These experts help us identify important themes, point us in the direction of critical literature, and even help us peer-review the final reports.
To contribute with literature, expertise or as a peer-reviewer please click below on the scope of the topic you are interested in.
View our guidance for expert contributors.
Local Nature Recovery Strategies help plan sustainable land use. This POSTnote will review how this may be achieved using the Local Nature Recovery Network.
Digital tech is increasingly used in the energy sector. This POSTnote will look at he benefits and challenges of digitalisation.
With UK and EU legislation on genome editing due a review, the potential for crops and livestock is huge. This POSTnote will look at new food trends and technologies.
UK soils are deteriorating. They are losing their organic carbon, eroding, and compacting. This POSTnote will look at mitigation strategies.
Pesticide use has increased globally in the past decade. This POSTnote will look at short- and long-term effects of pesticide exposure and current regulations.
Runoff from farms and fields can contain a range of pollutants that impact habitats downstream. This POSTnote will look at ways to relieve agricultural pressures from water habitats.
Protecting UK interests in space is becoming a government priority. This POSTnote will look at threats to UK space assets and available defence tech.
Assessing the benefits of early childhood education and care is complicated. This POSTnote will look at the evidence landscape and the impact of recent policy.
Other work in production
Beyond the above additions to our work programme, we have several other ongoing publications that we are still working on. Click on the scopes below for more detail and information on work timelines.
- Coastal management
- Effective biodiversity indicators
- Environmentally efficient residential buildings
- Food waste
- Industry influence on public health policy
- Net zero and decarbonising construction
- Preventing zoonotic diseases
- Regulating product sustainability
- Remote and flexible working
- Researching gambling
- Smart cities
- Testosterone and sports performance
The International Trade Committee has published five Areas of Research Interest (ARIs) for 2021 to help support the Committee’s scrutiny of UK trade policy. Each ARI comes with a series of questions aiming to further break down the broad areas. The ARIs focus on UK trade policy and include: Trade negotiations, Gender and trade, Food standards, Developing countries, and Foreign Policy and Trade.
Experts have helped us find 30 areas of change to help the UK Parliament prepare for the future.
COVID-19 has increased demand for research evidence. In response the research and publication processes have sped up. What does this mean for scrutiny?