5th UK Biodiversity Indicators Forum

9:30-17:00, 8 March 2011, Defra, London

Agenda and presentations

The fifth UK Biodiversity Indicators Forum (BIF5) was held at Defra Offices, Nobel House, Smith Square, London on Tuesday 8 March 2011.
The objectives of the meeting were:
  • to discuss the quality and relevance of the UK Biodiversity indicators in the light of the adoption of new global and European 2020 targets; and
  • generate options for the development and refinement of the indicator set.


The agenda is set out below, with links to the background documents and copies of the presentations.





Policy Context - Nagoya and the EU Biodiversity Strategy

(Andrew Stott, Defra)

This presentation provided the details to the CBD targets, and introduced the emerging EU biodiversity strategy and its sub-targets. It demonstrated the international context of the indicator set.

Background document

(PDF, 712kb)



Reviewing the UK biodiversity indicators

Mark Stevenson (Defra) and James Williams (JNCC)

This presentation provided the background to the quality review and gap analysis that has been carried out.

Background document

PDF, 750kb)

Ecosystem Service Indicators - Global and National initiatives
Matt Walpole (WCMC)

This presentation opened discussions around ecosystem service indicators, which have been identified as not being currently covered by the existing indicator set, despite their relevance to several of the 2020 targets. It is envisaged that this area may be the subject of a dedicated workshop later in the year.

Background document

(PDF, 3Mb)

Footprinting - what is the impact of the UK's activities elsewhere?
Tony Weighell, JNCC

Background document

(PDF, 2.4Mb)

Climate change - can we measure the impact on biodiversity?
David Roy, CEH

Background document

(PDF, 833kb)
Volunteering/ Public awareness - how can we impove our measurements of engagement with biodiversity?
Stephen Hall, Defra
Background document
(PDF, 338kb)
A draft meeting report has also been produced.