Time

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Venue

The Engine Shed, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom

Cost

Free to attend

Event description

CIWEM South Western branch invites you to an evening talk on measuring natural capital. The talk will be led by Helen Davies who is an Ecosystem Services Specialist in the Natural Capital and Biodiversity Team at WSP. Helen has delivered a range of green infrastructure and ecosystem services-focused projects in consultancy and has recently completed her doctoral research on valuing the ecosystem services provided by urban trees.

Natural Capital is a term used to describe those elements of the natural environment that provide benefits for humans including food, water, recreation and clean air and water. A natural capital approach is useful for understanding the inter-dependencies between nature, people, the economy and society. It provides a framework for incorporating the value of nature into decision-making and revealing the cost of its degradation.

National and international policies are incorporating guidance and legislation on management and protection of nature for the benefits that it provides to people. In the UK, metrics for monitoring and measuring performance on natural capital are being developed and the 25 year environment plan states that new development should result in “net environmental gain”. This talk will introduce the concepts of natural capital and environmental net gain and discuss ways in which these can be measured, drawing on relevant case studies.

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Booking information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

Bookings must be made through 'My CIWEM' using the above booking link and are only confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email. Should you be unable to attend the event after booking on, please cancel to allow other delegates to take the place.

Please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org if you have any difficulties with booking a place or would like to cancel your attendance.

If you have any queries about the talk, please contact Joanna.goodwin@wsp.com.

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