2022 US-UK Scientific Forum on bringing nature into decision making

Every year, the Royal Society and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) jointly convene the US-UK Scientific Forum to help the scientific leadership of the United Kingdom and the United States forge an enduring and productive partnership on pressing topics of worldwide scientific concern.

The 2022 Forum will take place 16-17 June  and is focusing on Bringing Nature into Decision Making. The objective of the Forum is to advance system-wide integration of biodiversity and nature’s benefits to people into decision-making.

Participation in the Forum is by invitation only, but the proceedings will be livestreamed on this page and available to watch again afterwards.

Download the agenda for the forum (PDF).

Day 1 livestream

Day 2 livestream

2022 US-UK Scientific Forum Planning Committee


Gretchen C. Daily, Bing Professor of Environmental Science and Senior Fellow, Faculty Director of the Stanford Natural Capital Project, Department of Biology and Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

Yadvinder Malhi, Professor of Ecosystem Science, Programme Leader in Ecosystems Research, Jackson Senior Research Fellow at Oriel College, University of Oxford

Committee Members

Rosina Bierbaum, Research Professor, Roy F. Westin Chair in Natural Economics, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Ian Bateman, Professor of Environmental Economics, Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute, Director of the South West Partnership for Environment and Economic Prosperity, University of Exeter

Carl Folke, Director and Professor, The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and Stockholm Resilience Centre

Sandra Diaz, Professor of Ecology, National Research Council of Argentina, Córdoba National University

Stephen Polasky, Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

Kathy Willis, CBE, Principal of St. Edmund Hall, Professor of Biodiversity, University of Oxford