Natural capital as a topic is experiencing growing interest across governments and business alike. Developments are at an early stage but momentum is building to provide the market incentives and business support mechanisms to enable natural capital considerations to be mainstreamed in business and wider decision making. The Natural Capital Coalition and the Natural Capital Declaration (NCD) and Defra are progressing a number of key initiatives to move this agenda forward.
This webinar will provide an introduction to key developments in this field, including the objectives, timeline and next steps for developing the Natural Capital Protocol (a harmonised protocol for integrating natural capital into
business decision making). The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.
Presenter - Dorothy Maxwell, Natural Capital Coalition
Host - Nick Blyth, IEMA Policy & Practice Lead
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