Edinburgh to host global natural capital event
Edinburgh is set to host the world's leading natural capital event on 23-24 November 2015.
Tickets are now on sale for the second World Forum on Natural Capital, which brings together business leaders, government representatives and environmental experts to examine the most up-to-date developments in this rapidly evolving field.
ICAS is a founding member of the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital and a member of the World Forum's Corporate Advisory Panel.
Over the two days, delegates will explore how better management of natural capital can help tackle global challenges – including biodiversity loss, resource scarcity and climate change – at the same time as reducing a range of risks to business and driving innovation.
The World Forum will include lively plenaries and interactive breakout sessions over four conference streams and provide insights into emerging trends, evidence from cutting-edge case studies and an opportunity to help shape the debate.
High-level networking will facilitate dialogue and collaboration between policymakers, business leaders and prominent experts in the field.
ICAS is pleased to be able to offer members an exclusive 10% discount on delegate passes for the World Forum on Natural Capital. Just enter discount code ICAS1H5F at the checkout.
What is natural capital?
According to the World Forum, natural capital is the world's stocks of natural assets, including geology, soil, air, water and all living things. Humans derive a wide range of 'ecosystem services' from this natural capital, such as the plant materials used for fuel, building materials and medicines.
Poorly managed natural capital – when we draw down stocks without allowing or encouraging nature to recover – is not only an ecological liability, but a social and economic liability, too.