Saturday 14 August 2010

Sports | League of Shirts

It's back! And it really is, genuinely, quite bad. The Summer League of Shirts 'definitively' tracks the fortunes of football teams as measured by the global reach of their merchandise, or at least how much of it has reached a tiny corner of Italy. As they say, apparently: "Check it".

Sunday 11 July 2010

Economics | Environment | Economics of sustainable development

The UK Government Economic Service's final report on the economics of sustainable development is published this week, including findings on how to take sustainability into account in advice on the relative merits of different policies and in social cost-benefit analysis.

Saturday 3 July 2010

Larpnet | Blue hue

As the Grand Depart of the Tour de France marks the official start of summer, Larpnet takes on a seasonal cooling shade of blue (the colour of the Bay of Naples off Ischia, to be precise).

Friday 25 June 2010

Arts | Design | Font of the month

It's Font of the Month time again. But what is it this time? Think London... and visit our design pages to find out one of the UK's iconic fonts.

Thursday 24 June 2010

Aberafan | Duffryn Yard

This minisite looks at the history, development and decline of Duffryn Yard, originally part of the Port Talbot Railway and a busy engine shed and freight yard serving Port Talbot docks and the valleys around Port Talbot in the early 20th Century.

Aberafan | Things to do in and around Aberafan

Amazing how the environment recovers in a partly-post-industrial landscape. Our new and improved Aberafan site went live today, including a list of splendid things to do in the area around Aberafan and Port Talbot itself, the surrounding countryside, and around the bay to Swansea and the Mumbles. The smell of sulphur lingers around the steel works, but the air in the valleys is mainly fresh these days, and there is plenty to do outdoors.

Monday 22 March 2010

Economics | Environment | Growth and the Environment: Opportunities and a Warning

In this speech Richard Price identifies opportinities for environmental economics to help raise economic and environmental performance, squaring aspirations for prosperity and growth with the importance of environmental assets; and warns against sloppy thinking on the challenges of growth.

Sunday 21 March 2010

Economics | Environment | Economic Growth and the Environment

This paper, by Tim Everett, Mallika Ishwaran, Gian Paolo Ansaloni and Alex Rubin, explores the complex relationship between the natural environment and economic growth, including the importance of the environment in supporting and enabling economic activity and the different drivers that affect environmental quality as the economy grows. It makes the case for sustainable economic growth, managing the use and provision of natural assets in a way that ensures their availability for future generations. Finally, it identifies the range of policy responses the government can use to enable this shift to a sustainable economy, and the potential opportunities and economic impacts in the near- and long-term.


Friday 19 March 2010

Economics | Environment | Adapting to climate change

This paper, by Federica Cimato and Michael Mullan, is the first in Defra's new Evidence and Analysis Series. It explains how a number of barriers to adaptation (market failures, behavioural barriers, adaptive capacity, natural capacity) may affect adaptation decisions, and provides a framework for considering the Government’s role and identifies implications for policy design. It also identifies the priority areas for future research on the economics of adaptation.

Sunday 17 January 2010

Arts | Design | Font of the month

This month sees the return of our exciting Font of the Month. But what will it be?