Much of our work is oriented towards collaborative working and the bringing together of the skills and ambitions of a wide range of stakeholders. We work with a number of organisations, often through collaborative partnerships, including:
- UK Government departments and the devolved administrations such as Defra, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Scottish Government, Welsh Government and DAERA NI.
- Government agencies and non-departmental public bodies, including the country nature conservation bodies and environment agencies.
- Policy makers, regulators and non-governmental organisations, for example we work with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).
- UK and international universities and research institutes, including the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.
- International government and public sector partners.
- UK and international private sector organisations.
Our work spans climate, water, air and land-use issues. Stakeholder involvement remains at the heart of our efforts to build capacity, strengthen institutions, and equip partners for long-term change. Our knowledge and findings are accessible to decision-makers and civil society.
In the UK
In the UK, we have developed a number of strong partnerships with UK government departments, the devolved administrations and the country nature conservation bodies; government departments in the UK’s Overseas Territories; regulators; businesses and industry; researchers; non-government organisations.
We work with many organisations, and through them with thousands of volunteers, to deliver surveillance schemes. They provide essential information on biodiversity status and trends. We also work with others to get the most from investments in research. This includes enabling data held by a range of organisations to be openly available, and developing strategies for collaborative research.
JNCC is the UK Government’s nature conservation adviser in international fora. As part of that role, we advise on the UK’s implementation of international conventions that relate to biodiversity, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, and take forward the views from the four countries of the UK to inform international policy development.
Our work at an international scale is developing. Drawing on our experience of working in the UK and its Overseas Territories, we are applying our expertise and knowledge elsewhere, to facilitate sustainable use of the natural environment at a global scale.