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10 years of natural capital dialogue

A time to remember and to act   The Natural Capital Initiative is celebrating its 10th anniversary at the Valuing our Life Support Systems 2019 summit in May. Laura Bellingan from the Royal Society of Biology reflects on 10 years of natural capital dialogue and explains why more is needed.  Ten years ago, even though

By | April 9th, 2019|Categories: NCI, NCI event|Tags: , , , , |

Theatre workshop: Nature in Action

Arts-led workshop to communicate the values of nature Alexandra Bond Burnett, Bond Ambition This 90-minute workshop will use performance techniques used by actors to cultivate an empathetic approach to communication. Participants will discover how theatrical work helps build relationships and connections with the emotions behind the value of nature in research, policy and practice. Game

By | February 13th, 2019|Categories: NCI|

Combining forces on natural capital

Richard Spencer, ICAEW & Mark Gough, Natural Capital Coalition Many approaches to taking account of nature in the public and private sectors have been developed, and there is a substantial body of technical experience and expertise. However, the approaches are yet to have a significant influence on broader decision-making in business or government. One key

By | February 13th, 2019|Categories: NCI|

(How) can marine protected areas deliver both conservation and socio-economic benefits?

Daniela Russi, Institute for European Environmental Policy Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are key conservation tools to protect ecosystems, habitats and species. However, they may face local opposition due to concerns about possible negative economic impacts on, for instance, local fishermen and tourist operators. Demonstrating examples of and ways in which MPAs may support and even

By | February 13th, 2019|Categories: NCI|

Advancing and integrating methods for natural capital monitoring and assessment across the UK

Tom McKenna, Scottish Natural Heritage & Lisa Norton, Centre for Eology & Hydrology Assessing and measuring change in natural capital at a national level is vitally important for sustainable development. A wide variety of approaches have been taken by the devolved administrations and the Office for National Statistics. The session will explore these approaches across

By | February 13th, 2019|Categories: NCI|

Implementing a natural capital approach across local to regional scales: the importance of context

Alison Holt, Natural Capital Solutions & Bruce Howard, Ecosystem Knowledge Network Achieving a more integrated management of land and water is key to ensuring our natural environment has the capacity to supply ecosystem services now and into the future. In recognition of this, various types of organisation are now applying the natural capital approach as

By | February 13th, 2019|Categories: NCI|