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
Aisling Lannin, Marine Management Organisation The Marine Pioneer (2017-2020) is trialling the application of a natural capital approach to managing impacts on the marine environment, integrating planning and delivery for improving and restoring the marine environment, exploring sustainable funding methods and sharing best practice. This session will describe the collation and development of evidence to
Implementing “wholescapes” guidance: challenges and opportunities to reconnect policy and people from land to sea
Edward Maltby, University of Liverpool & Mike Acreman, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology This session will focus on the follow-up to one of the key recommendations from the Valuing our Life Support Systems 2014 Summit on partnerships for land and water management: “Wholescape thinking: towards integrating the management of catchments, coast and the sea through
Valuing nature – what works? What have we learned from the Valuing Nature Programme about working across disciplines and with decision-makers?
Hosted by Ece Ozdemiroglu, Valuing Nature Network We are now in the final year of the five-year Valuing Nature Programme to improve our understanding of how valuation can improve decision-making on the natural environment. In this session we will hear from project leads about the wealth of experience they have developed in working on valuation
Michael Gove’s aptly timed launch of the National Parks review in late May is a step in the right direction for UK environmental commitments – but will key issues be addressed and how well will it pack a punch? Helen Currie, our policy intern and PhD student at the University of Southampton discusses. The 1949
Bruce Howard, organiser of the upcoming Natural Capital Investment Conference, provides a perspective on the most pressing challenge for natural capital restoration in the UK – how to finance it. Natural science and economics are playing an important role in helping us to put the natural capital concept into practice. Nonetheless, a major impediment to