Last year the Centre for Science and Policy and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative ran a workshop for Defra and DfID on The Valuation of Ecosystems Services. The participants discussed ecosystems and how they work what ecosystem services are how they are valued and relevance to a range of policy areas. Following the workshop which was described as an 'extraordinarily effective use of time' a workshop for non-specialists from other government departments will take place on 13 October in London.
Short presentations on the values and valuation of natural capital and the implications for a broad range of policy areas will be discussed in the context of illustrative examples such as biofuels farming and town planning.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Dr Bhaskar Vira (Dept of Geography Cambridge);
- Professor Andrew Balmford (Dept of Zoology Cambridge);
- Professor William Sutherland (Dept of Zoology Cambridge);
- Pippa Gravestock (University of York);
- Professor Peter Guthrie (Head of the Centre for Sustainable Development Cambridge); and
- Professor David Spiegelhalter (Statistical Laboratory Cambridge).
- 16:30 Arrive / tea
- 16:45 Presentations chaired by Dr Mike Rands Cambridge Conservation Initiative
- Introduction with some examples
- What are ecosystems services
- Cross-sectoral linkages (Bio-fuels example)
- Spatial Implications (Town Planning example)
- Temporal implications (Fisheries example)
- Summary & conclusions
- 18:45 Drinks
- 19:15 Dinner with discussants chaired by Dr David Cleevely CSaP
- 21:00 Close
Participation at this workshop is by invitation only. If you would like more information please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What price biodiversity?
The Centre’s latest Policy Workshop – The Values and Valuation of Natural Capital, organised jointly with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) at the Institute for Government on 13 October – brought together policy makers from Defra, DECC, CLG, DfE, BIS and DfT, alongside zoologists, economists, engineers, geographers and conservation scientists.