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(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

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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

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How do we quantify the benefits of urban greenspace and natural capital to health?

Sari Kovats, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & Dan Osborn, University College London The management of urban built environments for multiple benefits as diverse as public health, economic growth and climate change adaptation, creates significant challenges for both evidence and policy. This session will present research that aims to understand the relationships and

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Marine natural capital accounting within the UK, its Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth

Vicky Morgan, Joint Nature Conservation Committee Defra and the UK have been pushing ahead to quantify and value the services, goods and benefits which flow from marine natural capital.  This session will share results from the latest work at geographic scales from local (the Marine Pioneer pilot in England), through UK (first marine natural capital

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Delivering biodiversity AND environmental net gain using the natural capital approach – practical implementation

Martina Girvan, Arcadis & Jenny Merriman, WSP Given existing and emerging UK policy, it is important that industry be prepared to implement biodiversity and environmental net gain in development projects of varying sizes. The session will discuss how advances in natural capital science and policy are being practically implemented within developments to maximise natural capital

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