Paola Ovando, The James Hutton Institute, supported by AECOM and Marta Santamaria, Natural Capital Coalition 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
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
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