Dr Dan Marsh, who is visiting the CCRI from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, is giving a presentation at the CCRI Seminar Series today (Thursday, 2nd February).
Dan is an environmental economist and is working on the PEGASUS project, specifically helping on the in-depth study of the Water and Integrated Local Delivery (WILD) project.
Dan’s presentation is entitled ‘Natural Capital and Environmental Decision Making’ and the event will be hosted by Chris Short. It takes place at the University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus in Room LC202 between 12.15 and 13.15.
It is free to attend and all are welcome.
The concept of natural capital is becoming increasingly prominent in discussion and analysis about the state of the environment and the ways in which it can be improved. Natural Capital is expected to feature strongly in the Government’s 25-year plan for the environment and is increasingly embedded in policy in national and local government and the private sector. Dr Marsh will review some of the recent work on natural capital accounting and the ways in which the value of nature can be better incorporated into decision making. He will also put forward some suggestions on the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches as well as his ideas for future work.
In this presentation natural capital refers to “the elements of nature that produce value or benefits to people (directly and indirectly), such as the stock of forests, rivers, land, minerals and oceans …”