The Valuing Nature Network (VNN) event will highlight successes from the Network, including insights into partnership working between academia, policy and business; and the benefits of working across academic disciplines.

In a series of short talks, Network speakers will show how the current Valuing Nature Network projects have addressed the 4 key research challenges that were set out at the start of the initiative.

In addition to Network speakers, a number of high-profile speakers have already been secured to illustrate the Network’s relevance to both UK policy-making and the wider academic picture. Speakers include:

  • Professor Sir Bob Watson, the outgoing Defra Chief Scientific Advisor
  • Professor Ian Boyd, the new Defra Chief Scientific Advisor
  • Professor Gretchen Daily, from Stanford University (USA)
  • Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, from the University of Cambridge.