Connecting Communities with Natural Capital: An Evidence Base

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Learn about the innovative Health & Wellbeing Evidence Base developed by the Ribble Life Catchment Partnership.

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Accessing nature, and therefore Natural Capital, can increase awareness and appreciation of it, which in turn increases the likelihood of wanting to protect and conserve it. Additionally, accessing the great outdoors, particularly green and blue spaces, has been shown to have significant positive benefits for mental health and wellbeing. However, current environmental conditions could be having a negative impact on people’s health and wellbeing.

Ribble Rivers Trust have developed an innovative health and wellbeing evidence base to help identify priority locations where the improvement of access to and the condition of public open spaces could have the greatest benefits for people and the environment. The analysis identifies both:

  • administrative wards where people have the greatest need for interventions, to improve health, wellbeing and physical activity levels
  • areas where the environment currently has the potential to have the greatest negative impact on people’s health and wellbeing through lack of open space, flood risk and air pollution

Working with local authorities, public health bodies and communities in Lancashire, they are now using the evidence to target and deliver multi-benefit improvements to public open space.

Developed for Lancashire, the health analysis is also available for the whole of England with plans to undertake the environmental analysis nationally in the coming months.

Join Ellie Brown, Ribble Rivers Trust’s GIS Data & Evidence Officer, to find out more about this exciting initiative including:

  • Development of the Heath & Wellbeing Evidence Base
  • The GIS analysis and datasets behind it
  • Engaging local authorities, public health bodies and local communities in this work
  • Using the evidence base to target and deliver multi-benefit improvements to public open spaces
  • How you can access the national health and wellbeing data layers
  • Future planned updates and developments

Find out more HERE (Click on the Opportunities Tab)


Please book via the button at the top right of this page. You will be sent joining instructions closer to the time.

This webinar is part of the 2020 CaBA Catchment Data & Evidence FORUM. Click here to return to the FORUM home page.

Please note the main FORUM and individual webinars must be booked separately.

This webinar is hosted by CaBA and the Ribble Life Catchment Partnership with support from the EU Life IP Natural Course Project.

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