Ruth Waters & Dave Stone, Natural England

Good quality natural capital benefits health and wellbeing.  But these assets are not distributed evenly or fairly throughout society.  Consequently, there are environmental and health inequalities which are particularly marked in urban areas.  The purpose of this session is to understand the evidence around health and wellbeing inequalities that arise from the uneven distribution of natural capital, and to explore opportunities to remedy these issues.

Speakers in the oral session will explore issues of inequality and environmental justice around the relationships between natural capital and people with regard to issues such as air quality, access to greenspace and the associated benefits from that.

The focus of the discussion session is to explore opportunities and potential solutions through the management of natural capital or through better tools and guidance to the types of issues highlighted by the speakers.

Chair: Ruth Waters, Natural England


  • Gordon Mitchell, Leeds University
  • Dave Stone, Natural England

Panel Discussion

  • Becca Lovell, European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH)
  • Sari Kovats, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Gordon Mitchell, Leeds University
  • Dave Stone, Natural England.


This session is schedule for Day 1, 21 may 2019, 3pm-4.30pm.

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