Free

Working Wetlands

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

RICS at Parliament Square

London

SW1P 3AD

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

The great promise of natural capital thinking is that money can be better targeted to create economic value if the benefits of investing in nature are properly valued.

Realising that promise requires rigorous understanding of the costs of degraded environments, the benefits of improved environments, and where they fall.

Wetlands are among the most cost-effective habitats to invest in, delivering amenity, flood relief, better water quality and carbon sequestration. Wetlands designed to maximise these benefits are known as “working wetlands”.

Working wetlands can create value extremely efficiently, yet there is little effective policy to promote wetland creation and restoration. What is the potential for working wetlands? Why has so little policy been focused on their potential? How can forthcoming policy decisions deliver the best investments? This Castle Debate will explore the answers.

Chair

Pamela Castle OBE

Speakers

Martin Spray CBE Chief Executive Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Miles King Chief Executive of People Need Nature

Charlie Stratford Wetland Hydrologist, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and member, Natural Capital Committee

Organised by Pamela Castle OBE

Timings

09.00 - 09.30am registration and refreshments

09.30 - 11.30am speaker presentations, Q&A


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

RICS at Parliament Square

London

SW1P 3AD

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved