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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

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

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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Integrating natural capital approaches for land managers

Paola Ovando, The James Hutton Institute, supported by AECOM This session highlights the use of natural capital thinking and approaches in different sectors from a policy and practical perspective. The session will comprise short oral presentations that combine conceptual reflections on bringing private and social objectives together into land decision-making, and case studies that illustrate

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It’s not fair: reducing urban health inequalities through better management of natural capital

Ruth Waters & Dave Stone, Natural England Good quality natural capital benefits health and wellbeing.  However, these assets are not distributed evenly 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

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Valuing nature beyond economics: structures for sustainability

Richard Gunton, University of Winchester This session explores ways in which different human values underpin natural capital conversations, and offers tools to help build such values into institutional cultures, governance structures and policy development. It looks at the values that are implicit or explicit in natural capital accounting, as well as the dangers of over-reliance

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