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How useful is an ecosystem services approach in participatory decision making? Lessons learnt
European Ecosystem Services Conference
University of Antwerp, Belgium
19-23 September 2016

As part of the European Ecosystem Service Conference, this session will examine the success, and also the limitations, of modelling and mapping focussed on ecosystem services when used to inform participatory planning for sustainable development, valuation, or similar decision making processes.

The session particularly seeks to share experiences in real cases, whether undertaken at national, regional or local scale, and will examine case studies from around Europe and beyond to learn lessons about factors influencing the level of success, how to measure it, and what we can learn from our mistakes.

This session will be jointly hosted by the ESP mapping and integrated valuation working groups and the Natural Capital Initiative.
Abstract submission for this session is now closed. Please visit the event page for more information.

 

 

Building Prosperous Cities
The role of ‘natural capital’ and ‘green infrastructure’
27th September 2016;  9.30am – 5pm
City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA

A very successful session on natural capital in the metropolis at our natural capital summit showed how forward thinking cities use ecosystem services assessments and integrating findings into city planning to achieve multiple benefits, including improving people’s health. This event will investigate UK towns and cities as powerful drivers and agents of change when it comes to integrating natural capital into decision making. The Dialogue Session is being developed in collaboration with the Ecosystem Knowledge Network, the UK Constructors Group for Biodiversity and innovative city councils.
Visit the EKN website to book.

 

 

Beyond concepts: Natural capital tools for the UK construction industry 
6th October 2016; 8:30am – 11:00am
Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London WC1N 2JU
Natural capital is fast becoming a priority business issue. Yet there is a lack of understanding around the application of natural capital concepts to construction industry practices.
CIRIA and the Natural Capital Initiative (NCI) have come together to hold a briefing session on the application of the Natural Capital Protocol in the construction industry. This session will bring together construction industry leaders, leading natural capital scientists, and policy-makers to discuss how this and other tools can be applied to benefit the industry and our natural environment.

The briefing will have a distinctly practical focus, with discussions of how natural capital tools can be applied to construction industry operations on the ground.
Registration is free, but booking is essential. BOOK NOW

 

 

Making Natural Capital Data Meaningful
20 October, 10:30 am – 13:00 pm
Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol St, London EC1Y 8LX
There is a wealth of data and mapping regarding our natural capital – but how useful is this data to local decision makers who want to take natural capital into account? What information do they need? What tools are useful, and what underpinning data is needed for these tools?

This meeting aims to bring together data users and data producers to ascertain what they key challenges and opportunities are in making natural capital data meaningful and useable, and how to overcome them.  We anticipate that this will be an initial exploratory meeting, with follow on dialogue session(s) to explore the highlighted issues in more detail.
For further information, please  visit the event page or email secretariat@naturalcapitalinitiative.org.uk 

Registration is free, but booking is essential. BOOK NOW