Organisers: Ecosystems Knowledge Network & Eftec
About the topic
There is growing interest in the use of accounting frameworks to understand the value of the natural environment. The aim is to inform planning, management and investment decisions that minimise risks and maximise opportunities. They are typically divided into asset accounts, maintenance costs, physical flow and monetary flows. Different frameworks help distinguish maintenance costs, physical flows of ecosystem services and their monetary values, and asset values.
Alongside efforts to develop natural capital accounts for large organisations and countries, accounts are being produced for natural features across smaller areas of land and water. This includes private estates, public parks and protected landscapes. These seminars will introduce the process of accounting for the value of the natural environment at the local and landscape scale.
What will I learn?
The session will increase your understanding of
the methods for ecosystem and natural capital accounting applicable at the local and landscape scale
relationship with other tools and methods, e.g. ecosystem service mapping
the resources and skills required to undertake an assessment
the potential for informing planning, investment and management decisions
Who is the seminar for?
Estate managers in the private, third and public sector
Businesses dependent on goods and services from the UK’s natural environment (such as in agriculture, water, tourism)
Managers of designated areas (such as AONBs and National Parks)
Local heritage and environmental initiatives (such as Landscape Partnerships, Futurescapes, Living Landscapes, Local Nature Partnerships (England), Catchment Management Partnerships.)
These first seminars are being delivered by eftec (the economics of the environment consultancy) with experience of accounting for the value of the natural environment at the local and landscape scale.
Cost and how to book
For bookings paid for by 31st January:
Public sector and third sector organisations £55
Academic and private sector organisations: £85
The above costs are expected to rise by £20 after 31st January 2017.