Registration Now Open for ‘Natural Capital Initiative’ Symposium

Registration has today opened for the inaugural symposium of the ‘Natural Capital Initiative’ (NCI).

The NCI is a new partnership; between the Institute of Biology, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, British Ecological Society and Science Council, which aims to bring together scientists, policy-makers and other interested groups to discuss how to better value and appreciate the planet’s natural resources.

The three-day symposium will take place at Savoy Place, London, from 30 April – 1 May. The first day will see a number of high profile speakers discuss their views on delivery of an ‘ecosystem approach’, whilst the second and third day take the form of workshops focusing on land use, planning and the marine environment. The diversity of the expected audience is reflected in the diversity of our confirmed speakers, who include: Professor John Beddington (Government Chief Scientific Advisor), Lord May of Oxford, Professor Gretchen Daily (Stanford University), Baroness Barbara Young (Care Quality Commission) and Lucy Neville-Rolfe (Director of Corporate Affairs, Tesco).

Register before 1 February to benefit from a discount to the registration fee. Members of the BES are also eligible for a discount.

Natural Capital Initiative: Valuing our life support systems 30 April – 1 May 2009