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Natural Capital Initiative

Location: London
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2009-04-29    
End Date: 2009-05-01

Event Description:
Reduced price and complimentary tickets are now available for the Natural Capital Initiative symposium.

This three day event at Savoy Place, London (29 April - 1 May) marks the launch of the Natural Capital Initiative, a unique partnership between the Institute of Biology, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the BES. The NCI has received significant sponsorship from, amongst others: Natural England, Defra, RSPB, Centrica and the Foresight Programme.

The symposium will bring together all those with an interest in the delivery of ecosystem services by the terrestrial and marine environments to discuss gaps in the policy and implementation of the ecosystem approach. High profile speakers on day one will be followed by two days of targeted workshops focusing on rural and urban land use and the marine environment. The marine session is on day three (1 May).

For more information visit or contact to register

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Event programme:
Valuing our life support systems
Workshop: 1 May 2009, 9am 2pm

Sustainable use of the marine environment.
Join delegates and speakers from government, parliament, research agencies, business and NGOs to discuss the challenges of applying the ecosystem approach.

Chair: Prof John Shepherd FRS

The Marine Bill: a Defra perspective from John Clorley, Head of the Marine Biodiversity Team, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs.

Offshore renewable energy: a business perspective from Gero Vella, Renewable Energy Systems Ltd. and Centrica Energy.

Valuing marine ecosystems: experience from the EU and R&D by Dr Melanie Austen, Head of Science: Biodiversity and Ecosystem [Function], Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

Workshop themes:
Regulation and subsidy
Goals and targets
Barriers and conflicts

The marine workshop will look at the challenges and opportunities posed by offshore renewable energy. Led by Prof Paul Leonard it will consist of presentations, panel Q&A and facilitated breakout sessions with a final report and discussion. By taking part you can ensure that your views will be captured and communicated to key policymakers in government and our other sponsors.

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Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: No

Event within Framework of MARBEF: (none)

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External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: No

Posted by Austen_Mel on 2009-04-20 and approved by webmaster