British Library, London. 28 September 2010.

The Natural Capital Initiative and the British Library hosted a one day workshop to discuss how health considerations can be integrated into the ecosystem approach and into planning and development decisions more broadly.

Workshop themes

  • Does the evidence base linking environment and health warrant changes in policy and practice?
  • How can medical and environmental professionals work together to deliver improvements in the UK’s health?
  • What are the future challenges in monitoring and evaluating environment-led programmes for health benefit?

Event documentation

Summary report for policy-makers: Ecosystem services and the delivery of health benefits. Towards optimised health and environment planning (620 KB pdf)


Note that presentations are for viewing on the website and may not be copied or circulated. The authors and/or their employers retain copyright.


Session 1 Topic introductions

Session 2 Discussion groups

  • Group 1 Led by Dr Kate Jones, Institute of Zoology
  • Group 2 Led by Dr William Bird, Natural England
  • Group 3 Led by Dr Piran White, University of York
  • Group 4 Led by Dr Kelly Redeker, University of York
  • Group 5 Led by Dr Linda Beale, Imperial College London
  • Group 6 Led by Prof Ed Maltby, University of Liverpool

Session 3 Concluding discussion

  • Plenary feedback and discussion
    Group Leaders
  • Chair’s summary and close
    Prof Michael Depledge, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth