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Valuing our Life Support Systems 2019

21-22 May 2019
The Crystal, London

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The Natural Capital Initiative’s 10th anniversary summit offers an independent platform for people in science, policy, NGOs, businesses and local communities to discuss and debate innovative natural capital solutions that enhance the environment and strengthen society. It builds on two influential summits in 2014 and 2009, which helped to shape natural capital thinking in the UK. We look forward to welcoming you at the summit!


We are delighted to welcome a great line-up of keynote speakers and panellists from Defra, University of Oxford, PwC, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Natural England, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, IPBES, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Natural Capital Coalition and Scottish Natural Heritage. Read more about our speakers and panellists

Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers: Ian Boyd, Kathy Willis, Ben Combes, Melanie Austen, Tim Sunderland and Becca Lovell

Closing panellists

Closing panellists: Louise Heathwaite (chair), Mark Rounsevell, Bridget Emmett, Mark Gough, Rebecca Bergh

Read our full programme to find out more about the talks and a wide range of workshops and panel discussions from the wider natural capital community around the summit themes:

  • New frontiers in natural capital data and methods
  • Governance and institutions for implementing natural capital solutions
  • Urban health and wellbeing
  • Sustainable land and water management
  • Sustainable marine planning


We are pleased to welcome the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) as Lead Sponsor of the Valuing our Life Support Systems 2019 summit.

If you would like to hear more about how your organisation can support us and connect with a diverse community in natural capital science, policy and business, please contact more about our sponsorship opportunities


Your registration includes all the keynote speeches, speed talks, panel discussions and workshops over two days, poster sessions and a sparkling wine reception, as well as a free entrance to the UK’s largest exhibition on the future of cities. We are even running a theatre workshop! The event is approved for Continuing Professional Development. Read more about what your registration covers

More information

We are excited to be organising our summit in The Crystal, one of the most sustainable venues in the UK. Read more about our venue and catering

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